[I]conic photographer Juergen Teller exquisitely transgresses fine art and fashion photography, and Alison Jacques Gallery have an exhibition opening which proves just that. Go-Sees, Bubenreuth Kids and A Fairytale About A King is a mixed retrospective of three bodies of Teller’s work: the photography series Go-Sees; Enjoy Your Life! Junior a collaboration with a primary school; and a ‘visual essay’ taking on a modern fairytale.
Go-Sees is an intimate portrayal of the modelling and fashion industries – the title being a term for the photographers first meeting with a new model. The result is a look at models in their testing ground, seeking to impress Teller with their talents, personality and look. They are “confident, hopeful, disengaged, energetic, relaxed, and in casual clothing”, and so shows a different side to the fashion photography we usually associate with Juergen Teller. As Shannan Peckham explains: “while the photographic gaze is shaped by and reciprocally shapes the convention of the go-see, Teller suggests that even within these parameters it is possible to find new ways of seeing”.
Check out the gallery below for an exclusive look at what’s in store at the exhibition and head to Alison Jacques Gallery from 24th November 2017 to 13th January 2018.