Teller, considered one of the most important photographers of his generation is renowned for his raw distinctive style, often said to reflect his sense of humour as well as emotional honesty.The images featuring numerous A-list celebrities and super models including Kate Moss, Kurt Cobain and Lily Cole, provide a seamless journey through Teller’s hugely successful fashion and commercial career in which he has worked on commisions for Viviene Westwood, Marc Jacobs and Helmut Lang.
The exhibition also shows Teller’s works entitled ‘Picture and Words’, ‘Irene im Wald’ and ‘Keys to the House’. Picture and Words present images from his year-long weekly column in the German magazine Die Zeit. The images and more often the accompayning text in his column provoked outcry amongst readers and a selection of these letters are featured alongside the images.
‘Irene im Wald’ and ‘Keys to the House’ are Teller’s most recent and more personal bodies of work which reveal the photographer’s world in his hometown of Germany and his family home in Suffolk.
For more information about Juergen Teller and his past work click here.Image ‘Cerith, Suffolk 2011’ © Juergen Teller
Exhibition image © Katie Palmer
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Exhibition dates: 23 January to 17 March 2013
Opening times: 11:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Thursday, 11:00am – 9:00pm.
Metro have worked closely with renowned photographer Nadav Kander for many years and is delighted to have produced C type prints for his latest exhibition, “Bodies – 6 Women, 1 Man,” which runs at the Flowers Gallery until February 9th.
Kander’s images in this exhibition show the human form laid bare, defenceless, exposed and often awkwardly posed which contrasts immensely to the airbrushed form of ‘perfection’ that we are so accustomed to in modern culture.
The seven auburn-haired models, their naked pale skin covered in white marble dust, are positioned against the stark black background of the studio. With their faces recurrently turned from the lens this carefully prepared set accentuates the form of the body and so obviously offers the viewer to look closely. It is this sense of vulnerability and humanity stripped of its defences that Kander investigates as a point of beauty in this project.
‘Wherever I may be, my pictures seek to expose the shadows and vulnerability that exists in all of us, and it is this vulnerability that I find so beautiful’ Nadav Kander.
Metro are very pleased to have worked recently with still life photographer Dan Tobin Smith, printing and framing images for his first exhibition ‘Imaginary View’ in which he collaborates with designer and his long-term commercial partner, Rachel Thomas.
Tobin Smith and Thomas are renowned for working with real materials and film rather than manipulated, computer-enhanced digital images. As a consequence the images in Imaginary View, which opens at Somerset House on 18th January, feature unusual and beautiful large scale images of stage sets, crafted from polystyrene and assembled for shoots at various studios around London. The sets vary from a magical floating city reflected in an eight metre square lake of milk to a classical symmetrical ruin.
Metro have printed all twelve images, some well over a metre in size, on Somerset photosatin giclée paper and then mounted them within white wooden frames with museum glass, enhancing the simplicity of the images.
Working with Polaroids and film Tobin Smith and Thomas work on set to perfect a final visual outcome. “We love to refine images in camera,” Tobin Smith comments. “Light, exposure, perspective — all the elements come together in the studio, it is pretty intense. It’s an event”.
On display alongside the photographs will be a number of the polystyrene sculptures from the shoots, recreated especially for the exhibition which add to the sense of intrigue around reality, illusion and scale of the images. “We were looking to create forms that are instantly recognisable, but also uncanny and able to convey the seductiveness that only comes from something that’s not quite real,” says Thomas.
Exhibition Dates: 18th January – 10th February
Opening times: 10:00 – 18:00 Daily
Admission to the exhibition is freeClick for more information about Dan Tobin Smith and Rachel ThomasRead more about Rachel and Dan’s collaboration in an interview here
Images © Dan Tobin Smith & Rachel Thomas