juergen teller

“I started off making bows for violins. My dad’s whole family, my grandfather, my great-grandfather, all did bridges for violins. My dad used to play five instruments. It’s normally a three-year apprenticeship to be a bow maker. But I developed an allergy to the wood and I got really heavy asthma. So the doctor sent me for an air change, and I went off with my cousin Helmut, who was already a photographer. That’s when I got into taking pictures. And because the social system in Germany is so good, and it wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t be a bow maker, they sent me to school for photography. I went to the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt in Munich”

Index Magazine interview, 2000

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