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November 29, 2007 4:58 PM   Subscribe

Ellen Von Unwerth's Revenge, roughly 60 (out of 190) images from a louche, erotic book (Salon review), recalling the Golden Age of Hollywood and Betty Page.

Other works from the insanely comprehensive site include: Omahyra and Boyd, a glammy, androgynous romp through lite-fetish; and "Erin Fetherworth," a video starring Kristen Dunst.

Be aware that most of her work involves glossy nude photography.
posted by klangklangston (30 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, when you said comprehensive you weren't kidding. Fantastic! I'll be sifting through these all night.
posted by LeeJay at 5:08 PM on November 29, 2007


Also, lovely! Thanks!
posted by gingerbeer at 5:18 PM on November 29, 2007


Bettie Page. Bettie.
posted by faceonmars at 5:29 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I could flag that thing up like the JC Penney Wish Book. Ivy's necklace. And these bloomers. This whole page. No, I have a crop, remember you got me one for my birthday?

Beautiful girls, lounging around looking like authentic Heasrt Castle courtiers, but jiminy, can't they have any voluptuous friends? ..and Erin Featherston, not so hot. Unless by hot you mean "painfully washed out," in which case yes, it was that.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:31 PM on November 29, 2007


face: don't be a twit.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:31 PM on November 29, 2007


Anyone else disappointed by Erin Featherston when they took of their prim little nurse outfits and exchanged them for characterless contemporary fashion, and the music switched from 1930s-style sweet jazz to the greatest, and most overplayed, hits of the 60s?
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:33 PM on November 29, 2007


Be aware?

Hell, be grateful.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 5:37 PM on November 29, 2007


Bring it on, baby X 465
posted by growabrain at 5:41 PM on November 29, 2007


1930s-style sweet jazz

Actually I believe that was CocoRosie.
posted by fleetmouse at 5:46 PM on November 29, 2007


(the Noah's Ark track from the Unwerth video is there too but I really like that live performance)
posted by fleetmouse at 5:51 PM on November 29, 2007


What I really need to know here is, does her work involve glossy nude photography of Kirsten Dunst?
posted by Banky_Edwards at 6:07 PM on November 29, 2007


I need to work out more. :/






And be twenty years younger.







And get a head transplant.

Other than that -- THAT IS SO TOTALLY ME AND MY FRIENDS!!!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:32 PM on November 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


hot.
posted by bru at 6:50 PM on November 29, 2007


"..and Erin Featherston, not so hot. Unless by hot you mean "painfully washed out," in which case yes, it was that."

Yeah, probably should have avoided putting that up there, as I realized that the first time through, when I was making this post, I only half watched it. When I returned to it, it wasn't nearly as good as I thought it was.

Still, the Revenge thing is hot. So sez me.

Hopefully my Dave Naz books will come in in the next couple days.
posted by klangklangston at 6:54 PM on November 29, 2007


I'd also like to thank everyone for the lack of "WHY NO EXPLICIT NSFW?" bullshit.
posted by klangklangston at 6:55 PM on November 29, 2007


i kinda liked the erin featherston link.

and this is sweet, thanks.
posted by lunit at 6:56 PM on November 29, 2007


What bru said. God damn.
posted by quite unimportant at 7:02 PM on November 29, 2007


Chapter 10- the blonde in the stable.


Daddy like.
posted by wfc123 at 7:13 PM on November 29, 2007


Is it just me or would this not be vastly improved by the presence of a silver-haired, pot-bellied colonel with a mustache & monocle, laying down some serious pipe with these younger ladies? Also, get some Alsatian hounds in the background. Go for the brass ring, you know?
posted by stinkycheese at 7:46 PM on November 29, 2007


Klang.
I dunno if you missed the memo, but this is the New Vanilla.
Would you like chocolate instead?
posted by isopraxis at 7:54 PM on November 29, 2007


Seriously hot. The Revenge series? White freaking hot. Thank you, internet, and the Klangs that find your choicest bits.

It's funny, but something about this photographer's style makes me want to be friends with the models instead of simply gawking at them. I'm drawn to something that she selects in her shots... something that says "girl" and not "hot chick".
posted by dammitjim at 8:37 PM on November 29, 2007


*fans self*

Land sakes, is it steamy in here or is it just me?
posted by lekvar at 9:42 PM on November 29, 2007


That "Erin Fenworth" link was the loveliest thing I've ever seen Dunst star in.
posted by Avenger50 at 10:01 PM on November 29, 2007


And here I was worried about what to do for Christmas...
posted by ikahime at 10:05 PM on November 29, 2007


oh my, we certainly used the wrong criteria in picking our maid
posted by HappyHippo at 12:00 AM on November 30, 2007


vonUnwerth was a model for a short while. She's very smart and very down to earth. Hence, I suspect, the apparent attitude of the models.

On another note, this is kind of like Bruce Weber, but with women (and a female sensibilty driving it. Driving it, hard.) Which makes it a net positive.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:05 AM on November 30, 2007


Wicked awesome.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:58 AM on November 30, 2007


I can't emphasise enough how glad I am to have found out about Ellen von Unwerth's photography. This has sorted out quite a few Xmas/birthday presents.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:54 AM on November 30, 2007


She's fantastic. Thank you.
posted by notashroom at 1:34 PM on November 30, 2007


Be aware?

Hell, be grateful.


Rock on, Dipso
posted by grateful at 5:40 PM on November 30, 2007


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