Remember those photographs of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West posing in a field and beside a truck? Taken by renown photographer Juergen Teller, the images were for System magazine. They are now part of his exhibition at Phillips in Mayfair, which opens today.
Words: Bea Renshaw, Subeditors: Costanza Maraffio, Keziah Leary
The show covers three of Teller’s recent projects, but the photographs everyone is most keen to see are those shot with Kim and Kanye. Taken last spring (when Kim was blonde), the couple posed for Teller in the grounds of Château d’Ambleville in France.
They were taken for System magazine as part of a photobook, called ‘Kanye, Juergen & Kim’. When it was released, many thought Teller’s concept was bizarre. In some shots, Kim appears in a nude bodysuit posing on a mound of dirt, whilst Kanye stands staring into a field.
Polaroids taken on the shoot were shared via Kim’s website/app, giving us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what they were up to. Kim wrote: “This one happened because Kanye knew Juergen. I love working with talented photographers. I really admire him. I love that this entire shoot captured my blonde look. Super raw and real!”
If you want to see it for yourself, or the other two sections of Juergen Teller’s exhibition – it begins today (10th November) and runs until 20th November at Phillips in Mayfair. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 – 18.00, and from 12.00 – 18.00 on Sundays. Entry is free.