(Click for larger image)

Von Unwerth, Ellen (Artist/Photographer) & Sischy, Ingrid (Contributor). ELLEN VON UNWERTH: SNAPS. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New.

The artist/photographer's breakthrough debut collection. Now considered a contemporary erotic photography classic. One of the most stunningly beautiful photography books ever produced. Limited Edition of 6000 copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the Second Edition. A brilliant production by Sam Shahid: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Ellen von Unwerth. Brief Introduction by Ingrid Sischy. List of Photographs appended at the end. Printed in rich gravure on thick uncoated stock paper in Tokyo, Japan to absolutely the very highest standards. The pages demand to be caressed (ever so carefully), restoring the sense of touch to the book. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. In pictorial DJ with photographic reproductions on the cover and back and white titles on the spine, as issued. Presents "bleed" snapshots and portraits of the sexiest men and women who populate the private and public worlds of Ellen von Unwerth. Many of the subjects are well-known icons like Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz (in a celebrated nude shot showing his tattooed butt), Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Ivana Trump, Isabella Rossellini, Drew Barrymore (who is unrecognizable as a Balthus-inspired model on a sofa), Annie Lennox, RuPaul, and Karin Mulder. But there are just as many who are simply called "strangers" as well as friends and family known only to Ellen von Unwerth. There are some explicit shots, a few disturbing ones, and many playfully erotic pictures that owe a debt to Helmut Newton, but are stamped with Ellen von Unwerth's singular blend of eroticism, stylishness, and "femme fatale" naughtiness. A "must-have" title for Ellen von Unwerth collectors. This title has been out-of-print for almost fifteen years and is now highly collectible. It sold out shortly after publication and was reissued in a Second Edition, which is also now very scarce. This is one of the best copies of the First Limited Edition we have ever seen, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws. A rare copy thus. 120 sheetfed gravure plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELLEN VON UNWERTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0944092292. $500.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on August 07, 2020.