I went to the much reviewed Woo! exhibition at the ICA yesterday. It features the work of famous photographer Juergen Teller. I am not an expert on photography, but I have devoured fashion magazines for the best part of my life and made my own opinions on some of the names who regularly shoot for Vogue, W or Another to name a few.
Whilst I knew I was going to love the Tim Walker exhibition at Somerset House (read more on that here), I went to see Woo! at the ICA feeling a lot less sure about my response.
Juergen Teller is renowned for his raw style of photography and, whilst I like some of his famous shots of a young Kate Moss and the clever Marc Jacobs ad campaign that features Victoria Beckham's legs popping out of a giant shopping bag, I am not so enamoured of some of his other work. I find it perhaps too raw for my own sensitivity. There, I admit it. I get it, but I don't get it, if you know what I mean. Here is a selection of the pictures Miss G liked the best, but they are not very representative of this exhibition to be honest.
The exhibition is free and open until the 17th of March so, if you are around London, go and check it out and tell me what you think of it. I should perhaps warn the ones who are thinking of taking kids along that there is indeed a lot of nudity in Teller's work and in this show. Prepare yourself to see some big pussies and not of the cat variety.
This post is not sponsored by the ICA nor Juergen Teller. I just went because I was interested, because it was free and because Little Miss G kept asking me to visit the Queen's House and the ICA is on the Mall, not far from Buckingham Palace. It turns out that Miss G liked the lions in Trafalgar Square much more than Buckingham Palace and that she thinks that the Queen is naughty for not letting people go inside her house. That's you told, Liz!