Photographer of the Week: Kerstin Elster

Kerstin Elster is a Maastricht-trained, Aachen-based photographer and DJ, who specializes in photomanipulation to create a kind of surreal, dreamy fantasy.

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Her imagery, even in more conventional work, tends to be dark and macabre, which accounts for the striking ‘horror make-up’ used by one of the models in what might otherwise be a standard-issue Bettie Page tribute photograph she took in 2012.

One model was German pin-up girl Sari Boland:

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You might like to take a closer look at what she’ll be sitting on:

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Peony Black, meanwhile, wasn’t credited as a model, but as a ‘naughty girl’:

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Kerstin entitled the photograph ‘Female Strictness’:

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If you would like to see Sari Boland on the receiving end of some ‘male strictness’, check out her work with the pin-up photographer Miss Giggles.

And if you are interested in Die Elster’s work, please visit her website.

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