"Women are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed." - Ellen Von Unwerth
Ellen Von Unwerth, photographer and director extraordinaire was born in 1954, in Frankfurt, Germany. She masters imagery of erotic femininity. Von Unwerth worked as a fashion model for ten years herself before moving behind the camera and is now one of the worlds most in demand fashion photographers.
Remember those playful and sexy Guess? Jeans Ads featuring supermodel Claudia Schiffer in the 1990’s? Ellen Von Unwerth found fame when she photographed these ads.
She has been published in top magazines such as, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, The Face, Arena and I-D. Von Unwerth has also directed short films for fashion designers, and music videos for several pop musicians including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna.
Her advertising campaigns include Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic, Guess, Diesel, and Chanel. She won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991. Her published books include Snaps, Wicked, Couples and most recent Fräulein, which was released in December 2009. Her photography is gorgeous, unique and truly celebrates personality and sexuality of women.
Art and Commerce represent her for photography and Moo Studios for live action.
New York Native Cindy Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is a photographer best known for her conceptual portraits.
Big round of applause to two female photographers who create very different photographs (with different purposes) - celebrating the strength which women own.