Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most prolific and renowned contemporary fashion photographers and a pioneer of the "Supermodel" era. She was a model herself for ten years before deciding to flip the script and pick a camera herself, so she knows what it feels to be both in front of and behind the camera.
Her cinematic, sexy and feminine style empowers women by presenting them as strong, free and independent. She said: "When I was modeling, I was always told that I couldn’t move and I should look to the left and the right." As photographer, she encourages her models to free themselves and give her "those moments where they show emotion and not just their physical beauty."