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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shot. Ellen von Unwerth

Ellen von Unwerth (born 1954 in 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 for Guess? Jeans.

She has been published in top magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, The Face, Arena, L'Uomo Vogue and I-D, and has published several books of photography. She won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991. She is represented by Art and Commerce for photography and Moo Studios for live action

von Unwerth has also directed short films for fashion designers, and music videos for several pop musicians. She also photographed singer-songwriter Dido's album cover for her multi-million selling record Life for Rent.

Most recently, she worked with Bananarama's Pop Life (1991), Cathy Dennis' Am I the Kinda Girl? (1996), Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope (1997) and British R&B group All Saints' Saints & Sinners (2000) and the photography of American pop singer Britney Spears' comeback album entitled Blackout (2007) as well as on Christina Aguilera's 2006 album entitled Back To Basics and her 2008 greatest hits album "Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits". von Unwerth has done promotional photography for Duran Duran from 1994-1997 and did some photography for their 1997 album Medazzaland. Most recently, von Unwerth did work for R&B singer Rihanna on her fourth studio album cover for Rated R.

27 Photos from "REVENGE"

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