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Von Unwerth, Ellen (1954)

Ellen Von Unwerth first worked as a knife-thrower and a clown assistant in a circus before becoming an international model for 10 years. Never at ease in front of the camera, she decided to move behind and earned great recognition for the first time with a shoot for Guess, in 1989, featuring a young Claudia Schiffer. Inspired by Helmut Newton and Jacques-Henri Lartigue, the German photographer produces saturated colorful or black and white images that depict evocative and erotic scenes. In a world where men are unseen, her ‘women are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed’ within playful and simple settings. Sometimes fetishist, others romantic, her subjects are always uninhibited and sexy and, as if they were seeking for a voyeuristic look, audaciously invite us in their disclosed intimacy.

Tags / Ellen Von Unwerth - German Photographer - Fashion - Sexy - Playful
Ellen von Unwerth, Masks, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Masks, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Untitled, from series Fraulein, c.2003
Ellen von Unwerth, Untitled, from series Fraulein, c.2003
Ellen von Unwerth, Campaign for Baccarat, 2007
Ellen von Unwerth, Campaign for Baccarat, 2007
Ellen von Unwerth, Inked, 2008
Ellen von Unwerth, Inked, 2008
Ellen von Unwerth, Butt Bite: Sarabeth Stroller, 1995
Ellen von Unwerth, Butt Bite: Sarabeth Stroller, 1995
Ellen von Unwerth, Piano Lessons: Charlotte Kemp Muhl, 2009
Ellen von Unwerth, Piano Lessons: Charlotte Kemp Muhl, 2009
Ellen von Unwerth, Gaga Incognito, 2009
Ellen von Unwerth, Gaga Incognito, 2009
Ellen von Unwerth, Captain Look, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Captain Look, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Cat and Fish: Estella Warren, 1995
Ellen von Unwerth, Cat and Fish: Estella Warren, 1995
Ellen von Unwerth, Bees, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Bees, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Strange Love, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Strange Love, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Butterfly, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Butterfly, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Showtime, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Showtime, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Rihanna, Berlin, 2009
Ellen von Unwerth, Rihanna, Berlin, 2009
Ellen von Unwerth, Piepmatz, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Piepmatz, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Playdate II, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Playdate II, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Meow I: Paz de la Huerta, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Meow I: Paz de la Huerta, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Halskrause, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Halskrause, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Meow II, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Meow II, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Hide, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, Hide, 2012
Ellen von Unwerth, The Pinch, 2008
Ellen von Unwerth, The Pinch, 2008
Ellen von Unwerth, Tic Tac Toe, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Tic Tac Toe, 2010
Ellen von Unwerth, Survivors: Laetitia Casta, Vladimir McCary, Jenny Shimizu - Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Tattoos” women’s spring-summer ready-to-wear collection of 1994), 1998
Ellen von Unwerth, Survivors: Laetitia Casta, Vladimir McCary, Jenny Shimizu - Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Tattoos” women’s spring-summer ready-to-wear collection of 1994), 1998
Ellen von Unwerth, Swanky! Spanky!, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Swanky! Spanky!, 2011
Ellen von Unwerth, Fräulein, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, Fräulein, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, The Last Tango, New York, 1992
Ellen von Unwerth, The Last Tango, New York, 1992
Ellen von Unwerth, Two Icons, Linda and Christy, Cannes, 1990
Ellen von Unwerth, Two Icons, Linda and Christy, Cannes, 1990
Ellen von Unwerth, Guardian, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, Guardian, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, Mask, Paris, 1991
Ellen von Unwerth, Mask, Paris, 1991
Ellen von Unwerth, Keep Your Hat On, Paris, 1996
Ellen von Unwerth, Keep Your Hat On, Paris, 1996
Ellen von Unwerth, Papillon de Nuit, Paris, 2008
Ellen von Unwerth, Papillon de Nuit, Paris, 2008
Ellen von Unwerth, Haute Couture, Paris, 1991
Ellen von Unwerth, Haute Couture, Paris, 1991
Ellen von Unwerth, Gentleman, Berlin, 2000
Ellen von Unwerth, Gentleman, Berlin, 2000
Ellen von Unwerth, Shockings, Paris, 2006
Ellen von Unwerth, Shockings, Paris, 2006
Ellen von Unwerth, Keys to Heaven, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, Keys to Heaven, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, Elizabeth Hurley, New York, 1997
Ellen von Unwerth, Elizabeth Hurley, New York, 1997
Ellen von Unwerth, Yin and Yang, Paris, 2003
Ellen von Unwerth, Yin and Yang, Paris, 2003
Ellen von Unwerth, Lolita, Paris, 1992
Ellen von Unwerth, Lolita, Paris, 1992
Ellen von Unwerth, Claudia, Italy, 1989
Ellen von Unwerth, Claudia, Italy, 1989
Ellen von Unwerth, Diamond Necklace, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
Ellen von Unwerth, Diamond Necklace, Rouilly le Bas, 2002
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