Agent provocateur: Top shots from Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton (1920–2004) is remembered as one of the most prolific photographers of the 20th century, channeling the sensuality and erotic power of his subjects with panache, precision, and impact. His aesthetic was uniquely his as much as it established a new image system for fashion and glamour.
Joining TASCHEN’s illustrious collection of Helmut Newton titles, including Helmut Newton Polaroids, Pages from the Glossies, and the spectacular Helmut Newton SUMO, this fresh edition of Helmut Newton: Work spans the stretch of Newton’s career, with some of his most striking shots from the 60s through to his golden heyday. From shadowy street to hotel boudoir, it’s a collection that showcases Newton’s suggestive storytelling throughout his fashion, editorial, or personal pictures.
Celebrity faces are there, caught in candid moments; Helmut’s wife June lights a cigarette across the table; a bejewelled hand grabs a wodge of dollar notes; and the big nudes march on, in all their statuesque glory.
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