For the third issue of System, a biannual fashion publication that explores the workings of the fashion industry, the influential German art and fashion photographer Juergen Teller stepped out from behind the lens to appear on the cover of the magazine.
If you follow fashion advertising even the slightest bit, you're likely familiar with Teller's perverse, absurd and humorous aesthetic sensibility (one of his most notorious fashion photos shows Victoria Beckham inside a Louis Vuitton shopping bag, with only her legs visible). Here on the cover, the spirit of his work is on full display: the photographer appears on an exercise bike, lightly glistening with sweat and wearing a weary expression on his face. Teller may not be a conventional cover star, but he is fully himself.
System #3 is out tomorrow. You can pick it up at Dover Street Market in London, at Colette in Paris, at Opening Cermony in NYC and LA, and at 10 Corso Como in Milan.