July 25, 2010
Juergen Teller - Charlotte Rampling (& him)
Most of fashion photographs bore me to death with their so conventional way to show women. It's not far from the nazi imagery that Leni Riefenstahl contributed to edict. Juergen Teller, born German in 1964, is not this kind. He's often considered as a provocative and low-quality photograph by his fashion pairs but although I don't understand the semantic content of all his series, I never find it boring or conventional. And the one he did with Charlotte Rampling (my favorite actress with Isabelle Huppert) is nothing less than intriguing, fascinating and interesting. To be the naked model (and not a great one based on present male body criteria) is something I appreciate a lot. It seems this man has quite a role in the evolution of the general representation of what is art. Find some more from him here. I ordered the series as a sort of scenario.