I tweeted this yesterday, but it’s worth a post. Former model turned photographer, Ellen von Unwerth’s collectable book Fraulein, now has an affordable imprint. The original hardcover edition, in a clamshell box, signed, with a print is sold out. At £1250 it was a bit steep for most. Even the unsigned version with no print comes in at a sticker shocking £650.
After seeing these prices, the smaller hardcover edition at £44.99 is positively a bargain. While known for her B&W erotica, her colour work is fabulous too. In fact this month alone her work features in a host of top fashion magazines. One of my favorite fashion and design blogs Design scene has a great collection of her work to peruse.
The book is a mix of fashion and fetish in true von Unwerth style. Featuring a host of models and celebrities such as 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 others, it’s a real who’s who of famous ladies.
The preview page for the book on Taschen has a short gallery as well bio, and the book can be bought from there.