i'm not sure if i like how contrast-y her images are... i think it looks better in the black and whites than in the color images in this last editorial but I'm pretty much on the fence about it... thanks for the pics IlvMags
I definitely see a Newton influence in much of her work, but i personally prefer her to Newton. I find Newton to often be misogynistic in his works. Whereas Ellen, in my eyes, maintains a subtle feminine quality at all times. It's both blunt and coy at the same time, which i think is a tricky balance. There is a playfulness in them.
That being said, i tend to prefer her vibriant color images, which are more unique to her. Like the Bebe ads she's done. I think those are a bit more original as well.
You think Newtons portrayal of women is often misogynistic ? I must say thats not something I associate his work with. While I think Newton doesn't portray a great variety of "types" of women.. I find in many of his photos an admiration for strong amazonian women
^yes but it's a male projection of an amazonian woman, maybe misogynistic is the wrong word but i have never been comfortable with his work. i know a lot of people will deem me humour-less for saying so and he definitely was a very talented photographer but his idea and exploitation of the theme 'woman' leaves me cold if it doesn't annoy me.
I just browsed through the Newton thread on here, just to see if i was being a bit hasty. It didn't change my mind. I find much of his work misogynistic.
This thread isn't about him, but in comparison to Newton i find humor and playfulness in Unwerth's photography, whereas in the same type of photography with Newton, i see coldness and sterility. Not that there isn't beauty there, but it isn't beauty that i find pleasing.
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