The business run by the Teller family produces bridges and other small parts for stringed instruments. Juergen Teller has taken photographs of company employees, his uncle and his uncle's collection of hunting trophies. He has shot pictures in dripstone caves, of Kate Moss during her pregnancy, of himself. How does all of this fit together? His newest book provides extensive treatment of the terms "studio" or "workshop" as a place of creation and development. Juergen Teller collects people and places - scenes from his origins and the world of beautiful images - that have made him what he is today. In Zwei Schauferle mit Kloss und eine Kinderportion mit Pommes Frites, the fashion photographer shares his private reflections on his roots and his profession. Candid, subjective and completely without superficial effects, Mr. Teller gives us a peek into his world. How that all fits together is left up to the viewer of his photos.
Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen in 1964. In 1986, he moved to London, where he has worked for magazines including I.D., The Face, Arena, Index and W while developing his photographic trademark. Counted among his well-known customers are Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Commes des Garcons. His works have been regularly exhibited since 1992. His most recent books are Go-Sees, Tracht, More and Marchenstuberl. Juergen Teller received the Citibank Photography Prize 2003.