Lights. Camera. Garter belts! Ellen Von Unwerth is Mademoiselle B's new fave photographer and fellow lingerie fetishist. The german ex-model turned fashion photographer captures sexy, provocative images of women (often nude or lacy lingerie clad) in a bold and assertive way that only a female photographer could. Unwerth plays with the idea of power and sexuality in her photos, and portrays women in a sexy and empowering way.
Unwerth creates retro erotica without being cliche and we love her for it.
In Unwerth's gorgeous photographs, sassy female subjects are active participants in their own sexuality. They are aware of the camera and involved in the interaction between themselves, their beauty and the observer.
Unwerth has shot editorials for fashion magazines such as I-D, V magazine and Harper's Bazaar, and has had her work exhibited at the MoMa/Queens.
Unwerth has also shot several celebrities such as Lady Gaga seen here in a feature for Out Magazine. We love how she captured the Gaga essence while still keeping with her signature vintage photography style. So sexy chic.