Ellen von Unwerth

b.1954

Ellen von Unwerth

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Ellen von Unwerth’s LADYLAND (2018)

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Ellen von Unwerth’s LADYLAND (2018)

Ellen von Unwerth: interview with BBC Breakfast (2018)

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Ellen von Unwerth: interview with BBC Breakfast (2018)

Ellen von Unwerth, born 1954 in Germany, gained widely attention with her sensual Guess campaign in the early 1990s, followed by campaigns for Absolut, Agent Provocateur, A.P.C., Aston Martin, Baccarat, Belvedere, Chanel, Chantal Thomass, Crazy Horse, David Morris, Diesel, Dior, Elisabetta Franchi, Ferragamo, G-Star, Guerlain, H&M, Hysteric Glamour, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, L’Oréal, MAC Cosmetics, Mary Katrantzou, Mercedes-Benz, Miu Miu, Opel, Revlon, Rolex, Shiseido, Tommy Hilfiger, Veuve Cliquot, Victoria’s Secret, and many more.

She is a regular contributor to magazines all over the world, like Cosmopolitan, Egoïste, ELLE, Glamour, i-D, Interview, Lula, Numéro, Paper Magazine, Playboy, Stern, The Face, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and many international Vogue editions (American, French, German, Italian, Russian).

Furthermore she directed short films for clients like Azzedine Alaïa, Dior, Guess, and Katherine Hamnett, and a range of commercials and music videos.

Her book projects are an important part of her career: Her first book, Snaps, was published in 1994, followed by Wicked (1998), Couples (1999), the photo-novella Revenge (2003), Omahyra & Boyd (2005), Fräulein (2009), DieSpieler (2010), the photo-novella The Story of Olga (2012), and lately Heimat (2017).

Her works have been exhibited worldwide, and are part of various collections. Ellen von Unwerth won several prizes, amongst others the first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991, and the LUCIE Award in 2012.

Available artworks

Ellen Von Unwerth, Big in America, Claudia Schiffer, 1991
Ellen Von Unwerth, Claudia Schiffer, Morocco, 1989
Ellen Von Unwerth, Claudia Schiffer, Mykonos, 1990
Ellen Von Unwerth, Kate and David, New York, 2003
Ellen Von Unwerth, Kiss Me Quick, Paris, 2015
Ellen Von Unwerth, Naomi's Rollers, Naomi Campbell, 1991
Ellen Von Unwerth, Peaches, Rouilly-le-bas, 2002
Ellen Von Unwerth, The Mask, Nadja Auermann, 1991