Release Date: 25/10/11
They're not your girls next door. This title deals with fashion and fetish in a female fantasyland. Ellen von Unwerth was a supermodel before the term was invented, so she knows a thing or two about photographing beautiful women. Now one of the world's most original and successful fashion photographers, she pays homage to the world's most delectable females in Fraulein. This celebration of our era's sexiest female icons includes Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis, Britney Spears, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, Dita von Teese, Adriana Lima, Carla Bruni, Eva Green, Christina Aguilera, Monica Bellucci and dozens more. Switching effortlessly between color and immaculate black and white, von Unwerth's photography revels in sexual intrigue, femininity, romance, fetishism, kitsch humor, decadence and sheer joie de vivre. Whether nude or in lingerie and a dazzling smile, her subjects are never objectified. Some flaunt personal fantasies; others are guarded, suggesting that we have stumbled into a secret world. Fashion and fantasy were never so enchantingly combined. These images were shot over the last 15 years and many are previously unpublished.
Whilst this is a reprint of the title released last year, this one comes in at a better price which will allow not only followers of fashion, but fans of photography to see how a master not only snaps people in candid moments but manages to set the scene with dressing. It’s evocative, it’s as beautiful as the people it portrays and there’s a photographic style to suit all with my personal favourite being the Art Deco styling’s of the models, especially when there’s an inner strength portrayed that comes out in the image.
It’s a coffee table book, it’s a title to inspire but above all else it is an item that will be viewed time and again as the reader can’t resist looking at the photographic medium by a true master of the lens. Great stuff and wonderful value for the sheer selection of shots within.