Ellen von Unwerth’s lens has long centred on erotic femininity; hers is a name synonymous with photographs of beautiful women in their smalls, and indeed, it’s here she excels. Just look at our Spring 17 Issue cover, a collaboration between the photographer, stylist Anna Trevelyan and the model Hannah Ferguson… Now, in celebration of her native Bavaria and the German word Heimat – which, we’re led to believe, bears no proper translation in the English language – von Unwerth has been tapped by Taschen Gallery for a new exhibition.
Marrying her kitsch aesthetic with the Alpine countryside, the show, titled Heimat, captures a group of girlfriends as they explore the great outdoors: peeling potatoes, catching fish and riding horses, all the while donning vintage inspired outfits that range from full floral swimsuits to traditional dirndls.
Shot over a period of a year, the subversive collection marries the wit of von Unwerth’s camera with her passion for the country. Accompanied by a 454 page signed and limited Taschen Collector’s Edition book of the same name, the exhibition runs until 1st May at LA’s Taschen Gallery, 8070 Beverly Blvd.