Model Valery Kaufman is styled by Toni-Blaze Ibekwe in ‘Vibe A Life’, lensed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Wonderland Magazine June 2019./ Hair by Daniel Martin; makeup by Florrie White
Model Shirley Mallmann channels the movie ‘Swept Away’, styled by Catherine Baba in posh Riviera glamour for Georgine’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. Few photographers can capture this girl’s style mood as well as Ellen Von Unwerth, who shoots Shirley on the French island of Porquerolles. / Makeup by Romero Jennings; hair by Sebastien Bascle
Vogue.com called Porquerolles the Nantucket of the Mediterranean in August 2018.
Models Lula-Allie Villain and Myrthe Bolt front a new Wolford hosiery Spring Summer 2019 campaign. Rife with seeming disconnects. Ellen Von Unwerth brings her signature image style to the campaign anchored in the tag #TrueCharacter.
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer is styled by Jeanne Le Bault in ‘Always, Super!’ lensed by Ellen von Unwerth for ELLE editions in Portugal & Singapore October 2018./ Hair by Seb Bascle; makeup by Kirstin Piggot
Top model Irina Shayk is styled by Jenny Kennedy at the Hôtel Les Roches Rouges on the Côte d’Azur. Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth flashes Irina for ES Magazine July 2018./ Makeup by Georgi Sandev; hair by Peter Lux
Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth has not veered ever away from her style of capturing multidimensional women through a lens of unbridled sexuality, sensuality and freshness. EVY's women are free spirits today, just as Claudia Schiffer revealed in her landmark 1990 Guess campaign.
EVU's understanding of women is on display as part of her first London retrospective, 'Ladyland', on view at the Opera Gallery.
Having been a model herself, von Unwerth was fed up, not so much with the proverbial male gaze, but with her own lack of creative freedom and self-expression.
“I’ve always loved to portray women who are strong, who are playful, who are self-assured, and who really own their sexuality, which is why I love working with Claudia, and Naomi, and all those girls,” she explains. “But then something I always come back to is fragility. I look for that in the women I shoot, too. I don’t want to objectify women, or cast them only in this ‘sexy’ light. I want to see every side of them. There are so many sides to women. That’s why some of my best shots come when the girls think the camera has stopped rolling, you’re seeing something different to what they give you when they know they're being watched, a vulnerability.”
Model Hailey Clauson is styled by Deborah Afshani in Numéro Tokyo's March 2018 cover story, lensed by Ellen von Unwerth. Hailey rarely gets outside her bombshell status -- which she has cultivated -- and these images in which she morphs into many delightful poses and personas reinforce her broader range./ Hair by John Ruggiero; makeup by Mynxii White