Helmut Newton's unerring skill in capturing the erotic allure of strong, striking women was legendary. Helmut Newton's TASCHEN coffee table book "Polaroids" is an immersive collection of his test polaroids, taken in preparation for his formal shoots. With their spontaneous candidness, they offer a fascinating insight into the photographer's art.
Fortunately for us, legendary photographer Helmut Newton has preserved his test polaroids, giving us a privileged and rare opportunity to see the tests of a selection of his best shots over a period of decades, including many of the TASCHEN titles SUMO, A Gun for Hire and Legacy.
Selected by his widow, June Newton, from more than 300 photographs featured in the 2011 "Helmut Newton Polaroids" exhibition at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin, this collection captures the magic of Helmut Newton photo shoots as only Polaroids can.
Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. He gained international fame in the 1970s when he worked primarily for French Vogue, where he was celebrated for his controversial scenarios and his ability to make a thoroughly planned photograph appear fresh and dynamic. His many titles and awards include Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
View our extensive collection Helmut Newton books of the legendary photographer.
Title: Helmut Newton: Polaroids
Author: Helmut Newton
Size: 275 x 275 x 29 mm
Size: 223 pages
Weight: 1650 grams