Photographs by Juergen Teller.
Steidl, 2010. 56 pp., Illustrated throughout, 9x11".
Reminiscent of his earlier monograph
More, Juergen Teller’s new
photographic series, Zimmermann,
documents supermodel Raquel
Zimmermann participating in
family events and interacting with
Teller’s native environment in
Bubenreuth, Southern Germany.
Holding true to his signature
snapshot aesthetic while
nonetheless managing to construct
what he describes as a
“surreal fairy tale,” the Germanborn
Zimmermann—in a state of
seeming abandon, in the woods or
lying semi-nude on the family
table, as though a sacrificial offering
as part of some Bavarian feast.
A narrative akin in style to a gothic
and dramatic Grimm’s fairy tale,
this story explores the themes of
suppressed youth and teenage
longing. Teller, one of the most
influential fashion photographers
working today, shoots in a deliberately
overexposed style that
endows this project with his characteristic
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