Juergen Teller: Exposed

Artist TJ Wilcox's Intimate Video Portrait of the Taboo-Busting Photographer

On the eve of his Texte und Bilder exhibition opening at London's German Embassy this evening, Juergen Teller shares his thoughts on first picking up a camera, working with Céline's Phoebe Philo and how to lead a free life in this intimate short by close friend TJ Wilcox. Known for his raw, overexposed style, Teller is widely considered one of the most influential photographers working today, shooting campaigns for Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as contributing to the likes of Vogue, AnOther Magazine, Purple and O32c. Also currently showing at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York, Teller’s German Embassy exhibition features extracts from his Texte und Bilder series, in which each picture is accompanied by the photographer’s text explaining the story or inspiration behind it. "Juergen is an honest man, true to himself and his vision, and loads of fun," says Wilcox. "I haven't had the happiest history with heterosexual alpha male types, but my friendship with Juergen has introduced me to the idea they aren't all bad." A successful visual artist in his own right, Wilcox has collaborated with Teller on advertising for Marc Jacobs, including the brand's first ever television commercial for its Daisy perfume.

Visit our Facebook page to read a personal recollection from TJ Wilcox about Juergen Teller and a German castle in a hailstorm. 

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  • Jonathan Waiter
    Juergen Teller is my all time favorite photographer. I love him, but this video is so bad. I'm sorry TJ Wilcox !! :(
    • Posted By Jonathan Waiter
    • February 23, 2012 at 7:16PM
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  • France Nebout
    This must be the most boring conversation on photography I've ever heard...and, to make matter worst, the sound is echoing in such a lousy fashion that the vid. is barely audible: not a winner!
    • Posted By France Nebout
    • February 20, 2012 at 7:47AM
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