Quote of the Week by Helmut Newton


“I used to hate doing colour. I hated transparency film. The way I did colour was by not wanting to know what kind of film was in my camera.” —Helmut Newton (1971-2004)

Helmut Newton was a prolific fashion photographer whose erotic and dreamlike photographs made him controversial. He had quite a privileged childhood until he was imprisoned at a concentration camp in Nazi Germany in 1938. Finally, in 1946, Newton set up a studio in Melbourne, Australia, where his reputation grew as a fashion photographer. The release of his book Big Nudes in 1980, marked the pinnacle of his erotic-urban style.

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