The Fahey/Klein Gallery provides a range of images from the queen of female sensuality, photographer Ellen von Unwerth. In her exhibition, Bombshell, the is effective on exhibit revel in von Unwerth’s experimentation with archetypes and stereotypes that result in images that are spontaneous, playful, and alive.

Ellen von Unwerth’s 30-year storied vocation outlined the aesthetic of the 90’s and 2000’s and has created her a staple of manner photography. Crafting cinematic scenarios for her shoots, Von Unwerth’s flashy, kinky, and humorous photos invite viewers to come together on a boisterous escapade. By furnishing every single of her topics with a new persona to inhabit, she makes it possible for their inhibitions to soften absent. The tale telling part of her imaginative system has allowed her to develop photographs that are under no circumstances static and beg the issue, “what is actually likely on listed here?” The inherent sexuality in her visuals is in no way without the need of exciting, and the subjects inside of her performs are generally effective – positioned in control of their intercourse attraction.

“I believe in the course of record we speak a ton about emancipation, but when you appear at lots of aged movies, the female was often portrayed as the Femme Fatale and was unapologetic. Like Brigitte Bardot: She was super sexy, flirty, but she had matters in regulate. So currently being a gorgeous woman who could, at the similar time, have their lifestyle in their hands is the way I shoot girls and see them. They have command and use their beauty, personality, attraction, humor & intelligence to get what they want.” – Ellen von Unwerth for Playboy: December 9, 2019

Ellen von Unwerth’s introduction to the entire world of pictures began in entrance of the lens as a model. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she began modeling at the age of 20. Throughout her yrs as a design, she felt that the marketplace was lacking an aspect of freedom. Inevitably, she made the changeover from model to photographer. The do the job she has built around the decades transcends sexy fashion pictures and instead signifies a modern-day, self-assured, and thoroughly unique approach to images.

Ellen Von Unwerth’s get the job done has been featured in quite a few journals and publications which includes Vainness Honest, Vogue, and Job interview. Together with making editorial and High-quality Art operate, she continues to deliver dynamic short movies, direct songs films, and generate productive ad strategies for Chanel, Victoria’s Key, and her now legendary operate for Guess. Ellen von Unwerth’s images have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the globe.


Ellen von Unwerth : Bombshell
March 23 – April 29, 2023
Fahey/Klein Gallery
148 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036