July 13, 2012


Ellen Von Unwerth: Fraulein
Ellen von Unwerth, born 1954 in Frankfurt, Germany is a photographer and director, specializing in erotic femininity.
She worked as a fashion model for ten years herself before moving behind the camera, and now makes fashion, editorial, and advertising photographs.
Ellen von Unwerth found fame when she first photographed Claudia Schiffer.
Her work has been published in top magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview I-D and she has published several books of photography. She won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991.
Von Unwerth did promotional photography for Duran Duran from 1994–1997 and her work has been seen on other album covers, such as Bananarama's, Janet Jackson, Dido, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna.
she is one of the world's most original and intimate fashion photographers and pays homage to the most delectable women walking the earth right now. her latest book "Fraulein" features over 1000 provocative photographs of icons such as Claudia Schiffer, Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman, Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis, Britney Spears, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, Dita von Teese, Adriana Lima, Carla Bruni, Eva Green and many many more.
the color and immaculate black and white photographs celebrate sex, femininity, romance and the sheer joy of living the moment. And if that moment features a riding crop, handcuffs, maybe a very flimsy negligee, or some black stockings and a brilliant smile -then so much the better. Sometimes the subjects willingly flaunt and delight in their intimate fantasies. The images were shot over the last 15 years and many of them are unpublished. Sam Shahid, one of New York's top designers, who collaborated with von Unwerth on the book says "Fraulein" is 'like a very entertaining movie that hits you in all kinds of ways'. Like all great movies, it requires repeated viewing.
Fraulein can be purchased online amazon here.
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