|Helmut Newton snippet
|Helmut Newton was a German fashion photographer noted for his
studies of women. He settled in Paris in 1961 and began extensive work as a
fashion photographer. His works appeared in magazines including, most
significantly, French Vogue. He established a particular style marked by
erotic, stylised scenes, often with sado-masochistic and fetishistic
|Helmut Newton (October 31, 1920, Berlin, Germany – January 23, 2004,
West Hollywood, California, USA) was a German fashion photographer noted
for his nude studies of women.
|The son of a German-Jewish garment-factory owner and an American
mother, Newton attended the Heinrich-von-Treitschke-Realgymnasium and
the American School in Berlin. Interested in photography from a young
age, he worked for the German photographer Yva (Else Neulander Simon).
Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938 to escape persecution as a Jew, Newton
worked briefly in Singapore as a photographer for the Straits Times
before settling in Melbourne, Australia.