History of Our World

Do You Know What I Mean | Juergen Teller

Posted in Art, Photography, Print by R on August 30, 2010

All images; Ed in Japan, 2005/2006; originally published as Ed in Japan (Paris: Purple publications, 2006).

…It was unusual and powerful. It was clear that he was putting people in some kind of danger. There was no concern for classical beauty, but it took people somewhere else…

When Juergen starts to shoot he shoots constantly. It’s like a form of intrusion. You almost feel trapped. That’s how he manages to capture those completely uncontrolled moments because he literally traps you in his camera…

That’s how he gets those intimate moments, those unconscious movements of the body and mind. He doesn’t give you the time to organize your own mise en scène. He doesn’t give you time to think about what you are going to do. He anticipates the slightest of your movements, the slightest of your inner thoughts, and that’s how he manages to capture this incredible truth in bodies, in faces. He tries to avoid any conscious expression…

Isabelle Huppert


Do You Know What I Mean

Juergen Teller : Marie Darrieussecq : Isabelle Huppert

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain / Thames & Hudson



Juergen Teller

Fondation Cartier

Purple publications

Thames & Hudson



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  1. Juergen Teller | Blog Notes said, on August 30, 2010 at 18:52

    […] on History of our World […]

  2. miriam said, on September 5, 2010 at 21:54

    incredibal photos.. makes me want winter and snow!!
    fun that you started this blog on my birthday, 8 dec hehe..

  3. bertrand said, on October 12, 2010 at 18:46

    I miss you

  4. lists « anne louise likes said, on October 20, 2010 at 12:24

    […] all images juergen teller, found on history of our world […]

  5. Matt Collier said, on November 27, 2010 at 00:56

    I get the feeling the night was black before the flash.

  6. tia mal huc said, on February 15, 2011 at 01:11

    i do

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