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25-06-2005
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Ellen von Unwerth - Photographer
i felt we should have this thread and i would like to know what you think of her work...
i myself find it very predictable and boring, she is always creating this femme fatal-girly-sex-kitten stereotype, willfully of course, but i don't see the point of it. a bit of helmut newton but without the edge, etc. etc.
then there are those riefenstahl-inspired 'deutsche mädel' series that give you a certain shock, maybe, but without any deeper effect...?

all that said i admit that i occasionally fall in love with one or two of her images, because she is a good photographer after all.
here is one that i love:

from www.eart.ne.jp/
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I really like ehr stuff, I like her version of the femme fatal/sex kitten beacuase it has adittued and creativety behind it.

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I hope nobody minds a little nipple

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www.staleywise.com/

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^ love those pics you posted spacemiu

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the hole cover i have to like, i had it on my wall for ages.
thanks for posting the pictures, spacemiu.
i don't know, i don't feel the creativity, it's all too cute, i get the feeling of having eaten too much icecream....

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Ellen von Unwerth is a Teutonic who is fond of flash, and grainy film.

She is like a neo-Helmut Newton with less of the aesthetic.

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Quote:
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first picture from post #4. <edit: please don't quote pictures>

This is very Jeanloup Sieff.

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bump...i see this hasnt been touched in about 3 weeks but i know *i* would love to hear more opinions about her work. i'm not a fan of her stuff b/c as the first poster stated, i find it predictable and uninteresting. it seems that she's trying too hard with a lot of her stuff. like i get the impression i SHOULD be shocked or something but i'm not can someone who is a fan of hers explain why they like her, so that i perhaps better see the appeal?

 
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I like her photos because it always looks like there's something going on. You can tell she has good interaction with her models. I see them more as sophisticated snap shots.

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ok, I like her for lots of uncool, uneducated reasons. I just like the final product. I think they're really lovely to look at and usually always have a fun element.

Here are some I like (not my favourites, but what I have on my computer)
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i always like things for uncool uneducated reasons...
i appreciate your explanation, stilista, i guess if all her pictures were pleasant to look at for me, i would like her, too

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you should chek viviane sassen out!

 
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Ellen von Unwerth


Ellen von Unwerth

http://www.artandcommerce.com/

Ellen von Unwerth was born in Germany in the mid 1950's. She worked in a circus as assistant to the knife thrower and worked as a model ... [more]

source: http://www.staleywise.com





there is a LOT more to see, but kind of difficult to find online, anyways
she is one of my favorite photographers, she just has an unique style ...

 
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