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Juergen Teller exhibition Enjoy your Life at the Bundeskunsthalle, Copyright: picture-alliance/dpa/O. Berg
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Star photographer Juergen Teller tackles European football

Sabine Oelze / eg
June 13, 2016

His pictures of Nirvana launched his career. Juergen Teller has since become world famous for his unorthodox approach to fashion photography. An exhibition in Bonn features his works - and he's obviously a football fan.


Juergen Teller deliberately distances himself from the usual glamour in fashion photography - and that's what made his campaigns for designers like Vivienne Westwood or Marc Jacobs so remarkable.

At the exhibition, "Enjoy Your Life," held at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn through September 23, football is also prominently featured. A huge photo tapestry greets the visitor of the main hall, showing different reactions of Juergen Teller and his family and friends while watching the 2014 World Cup.

He is also working on another soccer-related project during the Euro Cup this month: He was commissioned by Adidas to photograph the French player Paul Pogba. Juergen Teller's own son accompanied him on an initial shoot in Paris. "It created a deep friendship," he says.

As the photographer will further follow the player during the European Championship, he hopes that France will be among the finalists and get to play against Germany. "That way, Pogba would be there until the end - but we would still win," calculates the German football fan.

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