The photography of visionary Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was virtually unparalleled in scope, spanning more than five decades. He reached millions through his publication in magazines such as Vogue and Elle. His oeuvre transcended genres, bringing elegance, style and voyeurism to fashion, portrait and glamour photography with a body of work that is as inimitable as it is unparalleled.
Newton mastered the art of fashion photography early in his career, and his shoots invariably went beyond standard practice, blurring the lines between reality and illusion. Newton's distinct aesthetic permeates all areas of his work, particularly fashion, portraiture and nude photography. Women take center stage - with subjects such as Catherine Deneuve, Liz Taylor and Charlotte Rampling. Transcending the traditional narrative approach, Newton's fashion photography is infused not only with luxurious elegance and subtle seduction, but also with cultural references and a surprising sense of humor.
In the 1990s Newton photographed for the German, American, Italian, French and Russian editions of Vogue, mainly in and around Monte Carlo, where he lived from 1981. Newton transformed locations, such as his own garage, into starkly contrasting or particularly minimalist theater stages and often portrayed the eccentric lives of the beautiful and wealthy, full of eroticism and elegance, in unconventional scenarios. He made use of his unusual and at the same time questioned shots. He made use of visual clichés and at the same time questioned them, sometimes tinged with self-irony or ridicule, but always full of empathy.
Title: Helmut Newton: Legacy
Size: 245 x 343 x 45 mm
Size: 424 pages
Weight: 3148 grams