Do Not Disturb by Ellen von Unwerth @ Michael Hoppen Gallery (21.06.12 - 31.08.12)
"Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present an exclusive, new body of work from Ellen von Unwerth entitled “Do Not Disturb!”. Straight from the camera to the wall, this latest series of photographs has all the sexy motifs of Ellen’s signature style. The Madonna Inn, LA, sets the scene for these highly stylised and richly coloured images of women, who range from the delicate coquette to robust dominatrix. Each of the rooms in this renowned LA hotel features imaginative and fantastical interior design, as individual as the characters that occupy them, lending to the seductive fantasy narrative of a wild weekend away.
Ellen von Unwerth has become one of the world’s most notable fashion photographers. Her provocative and playful images of models, music stars and movie icons have lead to her own iconic status as a photographer with a unique eye. Adored by the fashion industry, Ellen is listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Fashion Icons and has photographed major campaigns for designers such as Guess, Dior, Lacoste, Alberta Ferretti; as well as album covers for Rihanna, Christina Aguilera and Janet Jackson; and fashion spreads for major publications such as Vogue, ID and Vanity Fair. “