Juergen Teller (born 1964) made his first Master book in 2005 as an homage to those he believes are masters in their particular disciplines, from chef Fergus Henderson to Kurt Cobain or even (tongue in cheek) himself. These booklets are all the same small trim size, staple-bound, with no text and minimal design. The latest Master pamphlet celebrates one of Teller’s most important masters, Boris Mikhailov, and features new portraits of the photographer.
Juergen Teller, born in Erlangen, Germany, in 1964, studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich. His work has been published in influential magazines such as Vogue, System, i-D, POP and Arena Homme+, and has been the subject of solo exhibitions including those at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris and Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Teller won the prestigious Citibank Photography Prize in 2003, and from 2014 to 2019 held a professorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg. His books with Steidl include Louis XV (2005), Marc Jacobs Advertising, 1998–2009 (2009), Siegerflieger (2015), The Master IV (2019) and Handbags (2019).