Juergen Teller photograph for a Marc Jacobs ad
Oblivious to most things in life, (such as the fact that Knarles Barkely and Ceelo Green were the same person) it is not surprising that until six weeks ago, I was unaware of the influential Juergen Teller. I was fortunate enough to have the (angora, of course) wool removed from my eyes when researching into the Vivienne Westwood 'Leonard Peltier is Innocent' campaign, featured in her accessories advertisement for 2010/2011, as seen in Dazed and Confused. The controversial yet visually pleasing images appear to be not just one of a kind. With a provocative attitude and a raw sense of edge, it is hardly surprising that Teller has managed to shoot wonders with designers including Miu Miu, Hugo Boss, Alberto Biani; and the typically taboo campaign with Louis Vuitton from 2004.
It is clear to say that his portfolio or his outlandish courage to continue to shock and excite is not something to be oblivious to.