Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life!
Exhibition, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic.
Juergen Teller came to fame in 1991 with his portraits of the band Nirvana and their frontman Kurt Cobain. However, he is mostly known for his work in the fashion industry. Now it is primarily his private work, in particular the extensive photo series that he feature in books, magazines, and exhibitions.
Teller owes his unmistakeable signature style to the creative freedom he has won, even while working for commercial clients. Despite its seeming randomness, Teller’s work is based on precise planning and staging not unlike that of a film director. The snapshot quality and imperfect beauty of the images hide a meticulous and consistent working relationship with the photographed protagonists and/or the featured places.