Juergen Teller: Fergus Henderson, London. 2008.
One of the pleasures of the blogosphere for me is the synergy between commenters and commented. I always like to see the blogs of people who leave comments on YIP and often they show pictures and tell stories well worth passing on. Most recently, I checked into Phone With A Cord, a blog by Julia Wideman (who submitted the picture of three friends at Halloween I recently posted). It's a great round up of what interests her in photography, but what particularly caught my eye was the picture above by Juergen Teller. It's such a simple picture, but so dynamic. The pop of blue color against the browns, the intersecting diagonal line of the background, the circle of the glasses, and above all the cockeyed expression of the sitter. Technique is one thing, but a great eye to make something of nothing and the talent to engage a subject to perform and collaborate in such a spontaneous fashion is something else!