While strolling around Madrid I saw a photo of Juergen Teller with British actress Charlotte Rampling. He is naked and sprawled on a piano while she plays the piano. He was in Spain recently to inaugurate his exhibition “Calves & Things” at the PhotoEspaña festival
Born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964, he studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photograhie of Munich and in 1986 he moved to London which is where he currently resides.
He is well known as fashion photographer and has portrayed celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Cindy Sherman and has worked for major brands such as Marc Jacobs or Yves Saint Laurent. He has a reputation for being a bit rude and aggressive, and is known for being a povocative exhibitionist. This celebrated artist discovered one day that it was more interesting for him to photograph himself than others and has done it consistently since 2000.
In this exhibition we will see some 140 works by this renowned creator, divided over two floors. On the ground floor you will find collections such as “Go Sees”, “Louis XV” and “Paradis” in which Teller appears with Parisian models, posing completely naked in compromising positions. Charlotte Rampling will also see his naked walk through the Louvre. Upstairs there is a series of portraits, along with books, articles and a video. Among these portraits we can see as a naked Juergen Teller is shaved in a bathroom, Victoria Beckham´s legs poking out of a Marc Jacobs bag, and the famous model Kate Moss.
In the video “Do not Suffer to much”, he is watching the final of the 2002 World Cup between Germany and Brazil. In the video, he sees himself with the same aggressiveness as his alcoholic father. Rent apartments in Madrid and don´t miss this great show by a photographic genius. You have until August 22 to stop by Alcalá 31.