There's no denying the talents of world-renowned German photographer Ellen von Unwerth. She specialises in creating eye-catching images and has shot some of the world's biggest names including Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Adriana Lima among many others. She also shot for international editions of Bazaar, and shooting the March 2017 cover was her second time working with Bazaar Arabia (she shot Afef Jnifen for our July/August 2016 cover).
The bright and colourful surrounds of Marrakech provided the perfect backdrop for an equally engaging shoot with three of the world's most recognisable Arab models - Shanina Shaik, a 26-year old Australian born to a Saudi/Pakistani father, Moroccan Hind Sahli, 26, and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, a 30-year old who hails from a small village in Tunisia.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary issue of Bazaar Arabia and this momentous shoot, Ellen has created a bespoke video for Bazaar that perfectly encapsulates the vivaciousness of the city, the warmth of the people and the distinctive style of Marrakech.
You can watch the video in full above (warning: will result in wanderlust), and you can see the shoot and read the interview with Shanina, Hind and Hanaa here.
Photography: Ellen von Unwerth. Fashion Director: Katie Trotter. Fashion Editor: Gemma Deeks. Fashion Assistant: Malak Rabbat. Make-up: Cathyanne Mac Allister at B-Agency. Hair: Daniel Martin at Bryant Artists. Hair and make-up assistant and manicure: Toni Malt at Things By People. Photography assistants: Stan Rey-Grange and Lahcen Mellal. Digital Operator: Jerome Vivet. Models: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem at Next Models. Hind Sahli at Premier. Shanina Shaik at IMG. Producer: Daniele Ricci @ Ricci Productions & Creative. Production Manager: Harry Gobat. Production assistant: Abdul Sanhaji. Photographed at Royal Mansour, Marrakech www.royalmansour.com