Artist of the moment……Photographer Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton was a renowned photographer of the female form born in Berlin, Germany  in the year 1920. He photographed for many top fashion magazines and also had a large body of work on his own. Worked with a black and white format. His father ran a manufacturing business that made buttons and buckles.

Newton was given his first camera when he was twelve years old.

A great interview with Helmut Newton talking about his famous shots of the female form:

As he was jewish he left Germany in 1938 after being taken to an internment camp.  He would eventually go to war as an Australian Army. In the 1950s he would relocate to Europe and open his own studio.

In this clip we view some of his best works:

Was an apprentice to Eva Simon, a theater and fashion photographer well known in Germany. This must of been a wonderful job for a young teenage boy interested in photographing the female nude. He was aged 16 to 20 when he served as an apprentice.

Winner of the American Institute of Graphic Arts award for his photographs.

Helmut Newton passed away in 2004 in a car crash at the age of 84 years old. His ashes are buried next to former movie star Marlene Dietrich.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $360,000.


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