Photographs by Ellen von Unwerth.
Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 2006. 320 pp., 195 color and duotone illustrations, 5¾x8¼".

Publisher's Description
Today's most exciting woman behind the camera, Ellen von Unwerth's photographs are published in all the world's great magazines. Known as 'the comical model', she started her career on the catwalk. Today she likewise adds a touch of humor to her fashion and nude photographs. While her colleagues concentrate their dramatic composition on capturing the 'big moment', she deploys great sensitivity and intuition to hunt down the 'decisive moment', where the irony and wit of reality slumber. Spontaneity is her forte, and motto being that life is spontaneous about revealing its best side.

Couples is fresh and unconventional, dissolving the traditions of the photography book. She wanted it to be a 'fast' book -- racy, loud yet high-caliber, with a handy format and as thick as a Bible, a book that is real fun. Spontaneous, personal and uncomplicated, playful with all types of couples: behind the scenes of life and fashion, sex and glamour.

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