FEMALE SENSUALITY THROUGH LENS – ELLEN VON UNWERTH

The post I wrote related to Larry Clark encouraged me to keep on writing on some other photographers whose work makes a mark upon me.

I told you that I prefer the filth and the decadence, rather than the cuteness and the beauty, or better said, the innocent and childish beauty. In fact, I’m quite tired of this attitude as a way of life. I will develop this anti-cuteness feeling I have someday soon.

Avoiding to start comparing one artist to the other, I’ll mention Larry Clark once, just to make a point. His style deals with decadent reality, showing extreme scenes, plenty of nasty sex, drugs, and trailer-park current stories. His reality is so real, we do not feel attached to it, although is not so distant to our so called normal lives.

Ellen Von Unwerth, the photography icon I’m talking about tonight, is also extreme, but in a different level and environment.

Very attached to the world of fashion, as she used to modeling before starting her role as a photographer, her work is clearly based on the female eroticism, delivering captures of gorgeous women at the height of their sensuality.

Her photos have been published not only in the most important fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Elle, but also in other established ones, as for instance Vanity Fair, or The Face.

Many celebrities have posed under her command, from Claudia Schiffer to Drew Barrymore, always showing some halo of depravation and making them look absolutely irresistible.

The German photographer  has already published seven books, and has also taken the role of director filming few short length pieces for fashion desingers, and directing several videoclips.

Von Unwerth’s women are too extreme,pose is completely forced and planned, makeup is challenging, and the contrast enhances the effect of the capture.

There’s no innocence, not cuteness, the power of sex and sensuality to their utmost, provoking the viewer as to have a reaction, finally end into a collection of hot pictures, close to the bizarre and fetishism, and the role of punishment and reward. I honestly love the idea of powerful women, nasty and somehow devil, exploiting their sensuality to achieve anything.

High heels, fishnet stockings, sensual underwear, nudity, ropes, whips… I cannot help but thinking of Eric Stanton and his bizarre depiction of women, as the ultimate punishers. Yep, some day I will also talk about him.

How did I know from Ellen Von Unwerth? Since I opened my Tumblr account (I cannot considerate it a blog, but a kind of public dashboard), I’m developing one of the most entertaining of my past times, which is, surf the net in search of images worth enough posting. I’ve realized that, to feed my hunger for culture and wisdom, I’m constantly stimulating the two principal senses, sight and hearing, and the images, the captures, constantly moving and renewing, are an essential source of knowledge.

This was the picture that made me feel interested in the artist and start searching for more.

Doesn’t she remind you of Mia Wallace? In my mind same question pops up when observing this capture: what’d happened to Mia Wallace at home, after all the heart kicktarting incident?

Hope you like this little taste of Von Unwerth’s amazing portfolio.

2 responses to “FEMALE SENSUALITY THROUGH LENS – ELLEN VON UNWERTH

  1. Querida, supongo que te puedes imaginar lo que pienso… That’s hot! Y me encanta… Desde luego, esa fotógrafa sabe como transmitir la sensualidad … Y te puedo decir que la mayoría de esas fotos me ponen más que cualquier secuencia porno. Supongo que me salgo por la tangente, pero no entiendo por qué la mayoría de mujeres hoy en día renuncian a la lencería recargada, los ligueros, los encajes y el maquillaje bien marcado… Cosas de la comodidad , supongo… Seguiremos atentos a tus comentarios fotográficos!

    • Me alegro de que también te guste el estilo de Von Unwerth, a mí particularmente me gusta el histrionismo de las poses de las modelos, los maquillajes super exagerados, y todo el tema fetichista. En cuanto a técnica, si, ese aspecto del que sólo me atrevo a hablar desde la ignorancia, la saturación y sobreexposición de las capturas no hace sino potenciar el objeto a observar. Me encanta.

      Seguiré trabajando en esto de los fotógrafos, la verdad es que me encanta buscar “la foto” por internet. Empecé con la gracia de Tumblr y ahora estoy escribiendo posts sobre fotógrafos. Como ves, nunca es tarde. A lo mejor un día de estos te das cuenta que el mundo de la fotografía es tu pasión…you never know.

      Respecto al tema de los accesorios que mencionas, no soy precisamente la más indicada para hablar del tema, ahora quizás ha surgido en mí una vena más coqueta y femenina, y si algún día puedo ponerme unas medias de rejilla, lo que te puedo asegurar es que soy INCAPAZ de ponerme unos tacones…más que nada, porque no sé caminar con ellos. En cuanto al mundo del makeup, poco a poco vamos mejorando, eso si, dame rimmel y rouge à lévres bien rojo…

      Sabes qué problema hay con ligueros, taconazos, corsés…? Que nos han hecho asociar este tipo de accesorios, con ir de putones y de hookers por la vida. Así de sencillo.

      Muchas gracias por tus comentarios, dear Kar, no sabes la ilusión que me hacen y lo que me llegan a motivar 😉

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