Juergen Teller has an inspirational editorial in the new Zeitmagazin fashion edition – and Anna Ewers is in front of the lens. Today’s recommended reading
“Whenever a shoot means something to me, I get nervous,” writes photographer Juergen Teller in the accompanying text to his current editorial in the fashion edition of Zeitmagazin. How reassuring, I thought. It was already back in April of this year at the press conference for his solo exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau that I thought – it’s my bold thesis anyway – that his down-to-earth and accessible nature had something to do with getting him to where he is today. However, there’s always the risk of not being able to appropriately satisfy the hungry eyes of the public when on the terrain of (fashion) photography.
Now Zeitmagazin has sent him off to Japan for its current fashion edition. There he met photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, who’s known for his provocative nude shoots and to whom Teller dedicates the shoot in the form of an homage. “I profoundly like this man. Our conversations are sometimes strange, but that doesn’t play a role. We communicate through our work and recognize the being of the other.” The images he created are as powerful as those words: In sake bars and sushi restaurants, in an erotica museum, in a setting with performance artist Nanami, or on a roof terrace with a view over Tokyo, Anna Ewers is center stage, styled by Klaus Stockhausen. Tillmann Prüfer also writes a profile about the Freiburg-born model. I’m flipping through issue’s 43 pages and thinking, “That’s why it’s always worth waiting half a year!”
The fashion edition of Zeitmagazin is available from Thursday August 31, 2017 at newsstands and in digital as ePaper here. There are regular updates on Instagram: @zeitmagazin, @zeitmagazin_mode or (also recommended) from editor-in-chief Christoph Amend @christophamend.
This fashion production with Anna Ewers will also be available worldwide in the international edition of Zeitmagazin in October. It is expected on October 12, 2017.
Translation: Melissa Frost
Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.