Ellen von Unwerth is a German photographer and director, specializing in erotic femininity. She worked as a fashion model for ten years before becoming a photographer, and now makes fashion, editorial, and advertising photographs. Her work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, The Face, Arena, Twill, L’Uomo Vogue and I-D, and she has published several books of photography.
Von Unwerth found fame when she first photographed Claudia Schiffer in the early 1990s. Her work has appeared on album covers for Duran Duran, Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Cathy Dennis, Janet Jackson, All Saints, Dido, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna. She has also directed short films for fashion designers, music videos, as well as commercials and web films for brands Revlon, Clinique, Equinox and others.
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