WOO! Juergen Teller
The idea for this publication came about as an extension of the exhibition Juergen Teller: Woo! held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2013. In the run-up to his show, Teller was invited to curate a selection of photographs in the ICA Fox Reading Room, a confined space located away from the main galleries. His initial plan was to cover an area of wall with "tear sheets" - proof pages relating to his commercial photography. Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who has been able to operate successfully both in the art world and the world of commercial photography. Teller entered the London photography scene through the music industry taking photographs for record covers, it was Teller’s photograph of Sinéad O’Connor for her single Nothing Compares 2 You that marked an important moment in his career. Teller’s photographs first appeared in fashion magazines in the late 80s, and included portraits of Kate Moss when she was just fifteen years old. Teller’s images could be described as the antithesis of conventional fashion photography seen perhaps most markedly in his campaigns for Marc Jacobs.