One of my first photography books I ever purchased was this one by Juergen Teller. It remains one of my favorites for its raw, no BS photographs, most of them taken in the early to mid nineties which was an amazing time in both fashion and music, hence the images you see below.  I admire Juergen Teller for still continuing to stay true to his style, but just looking at these makes me think about what a different time this was, and it really wasn’t even that long ago.  Almost every mainstream musician these days seems so artificial and sugar coated.  For someone like Kurt Cobain to have made it in the mainstream world back then was a big deal, but he never gave in to the industry chaos.  He was real and honest and made no apologies.  It was about the music and not the fame, which doesn’t really exist in the mainstream world today.  Looking at all of these photos makes me yearn for different days in art, fashion, and music.

A man and a horse, shot in Romania

PJ Harvey, 1995

Kate Moss, 1996

Kurt Cobain, 1991 in Berlin

Courtney Love, or rather the Courtney I loved, 1994 in Seattle

This is my all time favorite photo of Linda Evangelista taken in 1993.  I wanted this hair cut for years.  Still want it.

The seductress, Stephanie Seymour shot in 1994

Kate Moss, 1996, the year I graduated high school