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The Playful Sensuality of Photographer Ellen von Unwerth’s Images

Image © Ellen von Unwerth

Editor’s Note: Ellen von Unwerth is an ASMP Professional Member. 

Cross-posted from Artsy. [By Elyssa Goodman]  “Ellen von Unwerth knows what it feels like to be both in front of and behind the camera. The renowned model-turned-photographer celebrates her three-decade career with the exhibition “Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women,” running through March 29, 2020, at the new photography space Fotografiska New York, an offshoot of its original location in Stockholm. The show highlights von Unwerth’s bold and provocative images of women that include Rihanna, Gisele Bündchen, and Kate Moss.

When von Unwerth began her modeling career, she learned exactly what she didn’t want from her models: stiffness and stillness. ‘When I was modeling, I was always told that I couldn’t move and I should look to the left and the right,’ she said on the phone from her studio in Paris.”

The Playful Sensuality of Photographer Ellen von Unwerth’s Images

 

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