Ellen von Unwerth | A Study in Vintage Erotic Femininity

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I love that the women Ellen von Unwerth photographs embody the sex symbols of years past like Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield...

I mostly respond to her black and white photos versus her color photography, the stark black and white just pops more! Her subjects are portrayed in very sexy settings, but kind of reminds me of when Bettie Page was breaking down barriers and walls in the 1950s with fetish photography, there's still some cuteness, some cheekiness to them.

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