The first time I became familiar with Helmut Newton’s photography was during my trip to Paris that took place about 2 months ago. While visiting the library in Le Louvre’s museum, I could not help but notice the eroticism that was dedicated to half of the library. These photographs all taken by Newton, are until this day one of the best selling photography books bought in Europe.
Helmut Newton, born in Berlin and raised in Australia, moved to Paris in 1957 after fighting WWII with the Australian army. He then began to explore his talents and found his true profound love for photography.
“Newton is a master of beauty and cultivates an extremely personal erotic vision. He says so himself: ‘I am superficial, my images aren’t deep. Good taste is the anti-fashion, the anti-photo, the anti-woman, the anti-eroticism. Vulgarity is life, is fun, the desire for extreme reactions.’”
Newton’s work defines the eroticism of the female body in such a captivating way, which truly grasped my attention the minute I opened up his books. Some of his works appeared in magazines such as, “Vogue”, “Elle”, “Queen” and “Playboy”.
“His greatness lies in his unique vision of the “erotic” in photography.”
A woman’s body will always symbolize a masterpiece to me. His works agree with that.
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