Helmut Newton is one of the 20th century's leading photographers,
both outraging and fascinating the public with his startling, groundbreaking images. He built his reputation with French Vogue with his starkly luminous photos and then went on to stun the fashion world with his bold, erotically charged portraits of naked women. In this intimate look at the artist, we see how Newton changed the field of photography and get a close-up look at the artist's life and work, including insights from portrait subjects Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Sigourney Weaver and Karl Lagerfeld.
Helmut Newton - Frames from the Edge [ read more ]
Helmut Newton's SUMO
WINS INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY'S 1999 INFINITY AWARD AT MAY 11 CEREMONY.
Helmut Newton's SUMO published by TASCHEN has been judged the Best Book on Photography Published in 1999 by world-renowned International Center of Photography. SUMO, the biggest and most costly book ever produced, was judged best in a field of outstanding photography books published in the last year of the 20th century. Conceived as a monumental tribute to Helmut Newton, arguably the most influential and controversial of contemporary photographers, SUMO has become a star in its own right by winning this honor in a field filled with worthy books devoted to photography."
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Helmut Newton's Pola Woman
is a very special treat. For the first time ever, he has ever published a selection of his Polaroid studies, giving us glimpses in what lies behind the magic of his erotic photographic art. The Polaroid represent the raw material of his imagination which lays bare the nerve of erotic sensitivity and which clearly proves that Newton's creative genius not only surpasses all competition but is also far ahead of his time. While other photographers assemble extensive monographs of their work, Newton escapes the repetitiveness of such ambitious retrospectives with a brash stroke of genius, by no means uncritical of his own work. His review of tow decades of fashion and erotic photography is presented at the rough-draft level---Newton presents his Polaroid as a painter is sketches.
The result could hardly be richer and the impact of these fascinating curiosities could hardly be more erotic. They convey the
unimagined extent to which Newton's pictures arise in his own mind. Also, their not-yet-perfected artificial styling still leaves room for the viewer's imagination. Finally, the boundless wealth of pictorial ideas that Newton seems to produce effortlessly is truly amazing, eclipsing
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