Collector's Edition of 1,500 copies, numbered and signed by Ellen von Unwerth. Hardcover in clamshell box, 13 x 17.3 in. Ellen von Unwerth's puckish humor pervades the pages of Heimat, an enchanted tour around Bavaria. The renowned fashion and music photographer revisits her childhood homeland to shoot a posse of gorgeous girls out for fun and adventure amid the region's undulating fields; age-old traditions; and deep, mysterious forests.As they happily discard their dirndls and run riot across the countryside, von Unwerth's heroines demonstrate the attributes and attractions of the region, whether munching on pretzels, striding out across pristine pastures, or seducing lederhosen-clad farmhands (and each other). Blending old-world charm with a rebellious edge and a sly subversion of traditional gender roles, Heimat bursts with fresh, provocative eroticism, tied up with wit, laced with an abiding love for a proud and beautiful region. Ellen von Unwerth is a fashion photographer. Whose experience as a model informs her practice. Influenced by the glamorous eroticism of Helmut Newton. Von Unwerth's grainy, pinup-style photographs convey a subversive feminine gaze that empowers rather than objectifies.
She is known for her ability to capture the personalities of her subjects. Von Unwerth's eye for talent helped launch the careers of'90s supermodels like Claudia Schiffer; she has also photographed such celebrities as Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, and Madonna. Her images have graced the pages of. And have been featured in international exhibitions at institutions like MoMA. And the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Von Unwerth was honored by the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 2020.