Anna McNay

Review of Ellen von Unwerth: Do Not Disturb at Michael Hoppen Gallery


Ellen von Unwerth: Do Not Disturb

Michael Hoppen Gallery

22 June – 22 August 2012

Ellen von Unwerth (born 1954, Frankfurt) was a fashion model herself for ten years before stepping behind the lens. As a photographer, she shot to fame with her pictures of Claudia Schiffer, for the label Guess, in 1989. Since then, she has become one of the world’s most notable fashion photographers, renowned for her provocative and sexy images of models, movie stars and music celebrities. Her current exhibition, at Michael Hoppen Gallery, is small but deliciously decadent, presenting a series of works, shot at the Madonna Inn, LA, portraying women in seductive poses, luring the onlooker into the fictional world that they create. 

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Ellen von Unwerth

Room 666


© Ellen Von Unwerth

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