Ellen von Unwerth (Frankfurt am Main, 1954) is a German photographer and director, specializing in female eroticism. She worked as a model for ten years before turning to fashion, advertising and editorial photography.
she became famous for Claudia Schiffer's photographs of her. Her work has been published in major magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, The Face, Arena, Twill, L'Uomo Vogue and I-D, and she has also published several photography books. She won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991. </ P>
she did promotional photography for Duran Duran between 1994 and 1997, and did some photography for their 1990 album Libertad and their 1997 album Medazzaland. Her work appears on other record covers: Bananarama's Pop Life (1991), Am I the Kinda Girl? by Cathy Dennis (1996), Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope (1997), Saints & Sinners by All Saints (2000), Life for Rent by Dido (2003), Blackout by Britney Spears (2007), Back To Basics (2006) and Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (2008) by Christina Aguilera and Rated R and Rihanna's Talk That Talk.
she has also directed short films for fashion designers, music videos for pop music artists, commercials and web movies for brands such as Revlon, Clinique or Equinox.
Eroticism is the mixture of physique and personality -he explains-. I like people who splurge on both and have a special twinkle in their eyes.