This is such an amazing photographer who is so famous for his black and white photos.
Newton’s growing reputation as a fashion photographer was rewarded when he secured a commission to illustrate fashions in a special Australian supplement for Vogue magazine, published in January 1956. He won a 12-month contract with British Vogue and left for London in February 1957. Newton left the magazine before the end of his contract and went to Paris, where he worked for French and German magazines. He returned to Melbourne in March 1959 to a contract for Australian Vogue.
Newton settled in Paris in 1961 where his works appeared in magazines including French Vogue andHarper’s Bazaar. He established a particular style marked by erotic, stylized scenes, often with sado-masochistic and fetishist subtexts. His notoriety continued to increase, most notably with his 1980 “Big Nudes” series, which marked the pinnacle of his erotic-urban style, underpinned with excellent technical skills. Newton also worked in portraiture and more fantastical studies.
In October 2003 he donated an extensive photo collection to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, establishing the Helmut Newton Foundation. The foundation’s mission is the conservation, protection and presentation of the oeuvre of Helmut Newton and Alice Springs.
In his later life, Newton lived in Monte Carlo and Los Angeles. He was killed when his car hit a wall in the driveway of the famous Chateau Marmont. His ashes are buried next to Marlene Dietrich at the Städtischer Friedhof III in Berlin.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
– Helmut Newton
The sexy Catherine Deneuve (below left)
…and one of my favouite artists, Bjork (above right)
…and Hugh Hefner and
Carrie Leigh in a great shot (below right)
And the master of weird, David Lynch and
the oh so hot Isabella Rossellini (above left)
well, anyone should know how the girl below is 🙂