“20 seconds, two clicks.”
We’ve all been through a phase where we took our digicams to impromptu photoshoots with friends or family. Some of us may have even thought that we were ‘America’s Next Top Model’ material at one point, but alas, not everyone is built that way. But it looks like amateur lighting and awkward poses might actually be “in” now thanks to fashion photographer Juergen Teller.
The German artist has been the talk of Twitter recently after W Magazine released some bizarre celebrity portraits for their ‘Best Performances‘ series. The stars were posing against a backdrop of an unkempt street in L.A. — the composition never shying away from surrounding construction sites and litter. With an informal approach, the concept supposedly frames the A-listers in contrast to their typically polished lives, albeit still pretty unusual.
People are dumbfounded by how ridiculous some of these photos look.
why is the w magazine photographer doing this violence pic.twitter.com/xlAfImhYtT
— grovy 🥭 (@grovymango) February 24, 2021
This is DISRESPECT
— end white supremacy (@tomhankx) February 24, 2021
Wait a fucking minute 😭😭😭 this isn’t a candid shot?! Like this was orchestrated?
— Fuu (@grandfuu) February 25, 2021
Tag yourselves, I’m Shaq hiding behind a skinny tree.
Now, Juergen Teller’s work is being turned into memes — taking random stills from television shows, paparazzi shots, throwback photos, and slapping his name on it. Better watch out, W Magazine.
Juergen Teller driving around LA shooting celebs like: pic.twitter.com/4UTxP42Cfy
— Gavin (@PrimaryCinema) February 25, 2021
Robert Pattinson shot by Juergen Teller for W Magazine pic.twitter.com/A77dbIM0eW
— gumbo (@looooweeeee) February 24, 2021
Amy Poehler photographed by Juergen Teller pic.twitter.com/GQ2VA46Lt4
— emmad (@emmadmazhari) February 24, 2021
Ben Affleck for W Magazine, by Juergen Teller (2020) pic.twitter.com/YRRxsVo1Wk
— no, I didnt (@blahdeedas) February 24, 2021
Saoirse Ronan photographed by Juergen Teller. Fastest shoot of her life. 10 seconds, one click. pic.twitter.com/zeqYGdHYYh
— lex (@gretagerwigflew) February 24, 2021
zendaya photographed by juergen teller pic.twitter.com/rXw4mpyuZT
— bella (@milfzzystar) February 24, 2021
juergen teller get to work at 2:59 and clock out at 3:00
— SZA fan account (@KllBOT) February 24, 2021
While there is merit to Juergen Teller’s artistic ch0ices, seeing celebrities with constipated facial expressions sure is hilarious.
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