Ellen von Unwerth, Fräulein

Publisher: Taschen
Paperback: 500 pages
Limited Edition Boxed hardover
Ellen von Unwerth depicts women the way no man ever dared. Candid, intimate, and always beautiful. Because she was a supermodel (before the term was invented), because she knows female sensuality, because of her playful attitude to desire. One of the world s most original fashion photographers, she pays homage to the world’s most delectable women. Fräulein celebrates female icons in provocative poses: 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 dozens more.
Switching effortlessly between color and immaculate black and white (her forte?) von Unwerth’s photography revels in sexual intrigue, femininity, romance, fetishism and sheer joie de vivre. These ladies don’t care what you think. Whether nude or in lingerie and a dazzling smile, her subjects are never objectified. Some flaunt personal fantasies; others are guarded and secretive, suggesting that we have stumbled into a secret world. Fashion and fantasy were never so enthralling, nor so enchantingly combined.These images were shot over the last 15 years and many are previously unpublished. Hey, we didn’t even pick these pictures, Ellen did!

And yes, it’s an art book, so you don’t have to look so sheepish.

link: Ellen Von Unwerth (Limited Edition Boxed)




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