Fashion designers, american superstars, actors – frogs in every position, penes, cannabis, himself naked – his mom in the woods, naked girls playing Hula Hoop in the woods, babies on plates (Teller means plate in german) – Jürgen Teller. The international famous photographer does an exhibition, in Berlin, at Martin Gropius Bau, until 3rd of July.

„Enjoy your life!“ is the title, visit it to laugh about his courage and guff, his view on humans that shows them vulnerable, also ridiculous. Often naked. Maybe his relaxed dealing with himself and his weaknesses is the reason why he’s so good at it. Biographic photos are already in the foyer of the exhibition. Then inside there is naked Teller lies on a donkey, the big belly first. He tells how a man tried to rape him. He also writes about addiction on another. And shows Rihanna’s marijuana prescription. Shows Vivianne Westwood slacked, wrinkled body. Naked, self confident, happy. There’s a video in one room: Jürgen Teller visits his exhibition and criticizes it. One of the three posters advertising the exhibition is full of his comments written with a red pen, like someone vandalized here.

He prints photos on plates since 2016. Laughing Babies and a lot of penes. Also vaginas are often shown in the exhibition. Another thing is himself between Kim and Kanye Kardashian who he took photos of – in the woods of course. Forest sounds are in one of the exhibition rooms.

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Nothing seems to be serious for him, he seems to shoot just how it comes. But also the photos are compositions. It’s easy for him to unite it. He still earns the most money for fashion campaigns in famous magazines. 1991, Teller was 27, he photographed the not known Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s „Nevermind“ tour. The photos made him famous. Since then he worked with many celebrities, loves to shoot everyday things, scribbles on his work. Takes photos of actors in rivers. Takes fear serious. And does not try to convince anybody. His work speaks for him. 

Obviously he has a blast doing his job. Even though he wrote on his poster the exhibition is bad, go and have a blast.