There is nothing like a Helmut Newton photo to make a girl want to slip into some back-seam stockings and a fur. Littered with fantasies of femme fatales, the black and white photographs evoke the classic glamour of ladies such as Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth without becoming dated. Oozing with power, personality and seductive charm, his women make for fascinating subjects. Models, actresses and designers have been illuminated by his lens. Each photograph has in its static impact enough story that it could be a still from a film noir.
A provocative and luxurious aesthetic make Newton the perfect combination of Fashion and Fine Art photographer. The way he contrasts geometric patterns with the sensual nature of the female body, combined with an impeccable eye for composition, make for captivating photographs. The illustrious list of publications for which he has photographed include: British Vogue, Australian Vogue, French Vogue, Playboy and Harper’s Bazaar. While contributing to these magazines Newton retains a style and vision that are instantly recognizable. His work not only serves as inspiration for a new generation of photographers, but continues to be exhibited around the world.