The concept for this book is an extension of “Juergen Teller: Woo!” held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2013.
“Yet Teller eventually plaster the entire space with images spanning a twenty-year period, including family portraits, magazine assignments, advertising campaigns, landscapes and various personal projects. The combined effect of seeing his images so juxtaposed – forming unforeseen relationships across time – inspired Teller to launch himself into the production of this book during the course of his show. Distinguishing itself from conventional exhibition catalogues, Woo! brilliantly relays the raw impact of the original installation, unlocking a new and engaging dialogue across an unparalleled body of work.” https://steidl.de/Books/Woo-1525263940.html
“Known for his candid and often controversial take on fashion photography, the first images in Juergen Teller’s current retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Photography were somewhat unexpected. Small, sequential and annotated, scenes of German woodland depict a woman presumed to be Teller’s mother visiting his father’s grave.
Upon entering the second room down a staircase, the viewer is plunged into a wall-to-wall collage of colour and faces. Personalities and campaigns jump out when traveling round the exhibition. There are waves of acknowledgment with recognitions of celebrities along with Teller himself. Layered and overlapping, it is almost like a photo album, the rapport between subject and artist is clear. He can put himself in their position, this relationship resulting in intimate but equally dynamic, surprising poses.
Although likely staged, Teller’s imagination creates an engaging sense of a captured moment, with context left for the viewer to (gladly) input themselves.” Morgan DeVeazey on The Photographers’ Gallery