Juergen Teller navigates the boundary of art and commercial photography, putting the portrait at the heart of things. Whether in the realms of music, fashion, everyday life or landscape, his distinctive feel for individuals and situations allows him to create visual compositions with an immediacy that is sometimes deceptively simple. On closer inspection, his seemingly laid-back and casual imagery proves to be artistically crafted and full of verve. Deliberately breaking with convention to challenge our ways of seeing and undermine our preconceptions, Juergen Teller does not indulge in sentimentalised visual strategies. Through the intimacy of his portraiture, he orchestrates some quite extraordinary photographic encounters.

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