Dazed Digital: Why Juergen Teller puts himself in his photos

With his candid, snapshot style aesthetic having dominated the last three decades in fashion, Juergen Teller has played a prominent role in redefining the potential of fashion photography. The artist and photographer’s extensive career has included long-term collaborations with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Céline (shooting their campaigns every season), model Kristen McMenamy and more recently with Kim and Kanye – whom he shot for that truly bizarre System shoot in the French countryside.

Sofia Coppola for Marc Jacobs; Photography Juergen Teller
Sofia Coppola for Marc Jacobs; Photography Juergen Teller

Known for his ‘straight-up’ approach, both behind the camera and in conversation, we went along to Vogue Festival to learn a thing or two from the maverick. He missed the German Cup Final with his team Bayern Munich for this.

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