"(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed."--Ellen Von Unwerth
This week I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite contemporary photographers Ellen von Unwerth.
I've been seeing her distinctive photos for years now and never realised they were all by the same fantastic artist until I stumbled over something about her in a photography magazine about a year ago.
"I love all the old pictures--of spanking and Bettie Page and corsets. But you can't do spanking in fashion, so I wanted to do a project where I could really let go and get girls who also love those things."--Ellen Von Unwerth on Revenge
The thing I love about this german photgrapher's work is that she seems as fascinated with the female form and all the details of it's apparel as I am! In my work I am constantly inspired by the stories I see hidden in costumes and accessories. I think Unwerth is a master at presenting her own version of these stories in her photography. She also seems to be a big fan of bottoms just like me!
"The mystery in my pictures differentiates them from porn. They tell you a story, but you don't know quite where it's going to take you. They are more ambiguous and activate your fantasies."--Ellen Von Unwerth
'Cherry Liqueur' acrylic on canvas 2008
Earlier this year Kylie Minogue posed for Ellen Von Unwerth for the new TOUS campaign. I love these photos, kylie really looks like she's having a fun time. They are really colourful sexy and girly pictures!