Juergen Teller, ‘Victoria Beckham, Legs, bag and shoes, Marc Jacobs Campaign Spring Summer 2008’, 2007, Christine König Galerie

"I told her, 'You're the most photographed woman in the world'," Teller explains to The New York Times's Cathy Horyn. "'And fashion nowadays is all about product - bags and shoes - and you're kind of a product yourself, aren't you?' She was, like, 'Uh, yeah'." Beckham herself makes no secret of the fact that she was nervous about the shoot, where her legs are sprawling out of MJ-branded bags and she is seen popping out of boxes. "I knew this wasn't going to be Vogue," she says. "I knew I had to put myself in their hands, which could be quite scary.“

About Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller is primarily known for his fashion photography, appearing in publications such as W magazine and Purple and in an iconic series of advertisements for designer Marc Jacobs. Teller’s photographs embrace the idiosyncrasies of his subjects and the spontaneity of the moment. The artist’s technique is characterized by a casual, continuous shooting style using two film cameras at once and a bright flash. In addition to his commissioned photographs, Teller has also created a series of candid portraits of both himself and his friends and family, as well as poetic photographs of subjects such as cracks in the sidewalk and freshly fallen snow.

German, b. 1964, Erlangen, Germany, based in London, United Kingdom