Predictions Week 2013: Juergen and Ed Teller

The Uncompromising Photographer Reveals His New Year Plans While His Son Forecasts Soccer’s Major Moves

Artist, fashion photographer and avid sports fan Juergen Teller teams up with his seven-year-old son Ed to set goals for the year ahead. With his widely recognizable raw style, Teller has shot every Marc Jacobs campaign since 1998, and his Contax G2 flash photography has featured in AnOther, Purple and in a number of international editions of Vogue, as well as in exhibitions at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Haus der Kunst Munich, and the Tate Modern, among other prestigious venues. His work has long enlisted his family, in particular Ed, who as an infant became the subject of the 2006 series Ed in Japan. In May, the Tellers watched as Dad’s beloved Bayern Munich took on Chelsea in the Champions League Final. Striker Didier Drogba famously sunk Bayern in the penalty shoot-out, but things will be different next time around, according to prescient young enthusiast Ed. 

JUERGEN TELLER’S 2013 PERSONAL PREDICTIONS

Where will you be at 12:01 a.m., January 1, 2013 and what will you be doing?
The Maldives, drinking cold ginger tea and kissing my wife and my son.

What resolutions have you made and which will you keep?
Stop drinking. Not keeping it.

What are you most looking forward to on your 2013 calendar?
My ICA show opening on January 23, my wife’s birthday and going to Hydra, Greece.

Your theme song for 2013?
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

ED TELLER’S 2013 SOCCER PREDICTIONS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) goes to Man City.

Nani (Manchester Utd) goes to Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) joins Bayern Munich, then they will win the Champions League Final because last time it didn’t work out and that was really sad.

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    Juergen Teller x Paradis

    The Photographer Shoots 'What I Am Looking At' For The Bespoke Culture Magazine

    Conceptual artist Cerith Wyn Evans eats birthday cake in bed and Vivienne Westwood hams it up on a sportscar in an irreverent portfolio by German photographer Juergen Teller, shot over the summer of 2011 as part of a sixty-two-page commission for the latest issue of Paradis. “These pictures started life as a straightforward comment to Juergen: ‘We’d love to see more landscapes,’” explains Paradis Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wingfield. “Juergen took the landscape genre and re-appropriated it, bringing it into his inimitable world of family, friends, and for the first time, life in and around a house in the English countryside he’d recently started renting. Simply put, it’s what he is looking at.” Launched in 2006 by French art director Thomas Lenthal, the latest issue of Paradis is 400-pages thick and has been nearly two years in the making. “We have a gestation period like an elephant—22 months or thereabouts—and our aim is to be an antidote to the normal constraints contributors face when publishing a magazine. We only publish when we feel an issue is truly complete,” says Wingfield. Issue six, which hits newsstands next week, also features photographer Erwan Frotin, writers Alain de Botton and Rick Moody, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewing Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close and Elizabeth Peyton with portraits by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
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    Christmas Decorations of the Future: Part 2 (of 3)

    Extraterrestrial Christmas Adornments Come to Life in Margot Bowman's Fantastical Animations

    Our second festive short from creative wunderkind Margot Bowman once again transports us 50 years into the future, where Christmas decor in 2062 seeks to enliven a society devoid of today's comforts. The ‘Beau-tee’ uses positive energy to infuse our soon-to-be artificial world with nature in the form of holly, mistletoe and other Christmas flora. The ‘Anxi-oh,’ meanwhile, has tentacles that soak up our anxieties to create a stress-free season—something we could likely use today, too. “We are becoming immersed in an increasingly digital world and developing deep emotional attachments to electronic devices around us,” Margot explains of her inspiration. “The interesting thing about using the future to tell stories is that if we don’t like this version of how the world might be, we can act now.” Creating these installments was no small feat for the animator, who reveals just how she did it below.

    STATS FROM ON SET

    Hours spent illustrating decorations
    16.

    Number of animators
    Four.

    Hours creating animations
    111.

    Number of sheets of paper used
    215.

    Other materials used
    Two pots of Indian ink, watercolor paint, holographic paper.

    Hours spent transferring files
    32.

    Number of minced pies consumed
    Seven and a half.

    Holiday songs listened to during production
    “Merry Christmas Baby” by Otis Redding; “Santa Claus is Back in Town” by Elvis Presley.

    Tune in tomorrow for her third and final short about prospective warm and fuzzy adornments.

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