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Tribute: Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton, was a German-Australian photographer. He was a "prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications."‘Helmut is certainly the photographer of women. The picture that he makes of them is, however, not necessarily the same that men expect. In his own way he has changed the erotic fantasy of our age or at least has strongly influenced it. His influence here goes much further than he originally intended. He is a kind of sorcerer’s apprentice for the picture of women in our time. The secret consists of a hard-to-define mixture of distance and willingness of his women.’ Karl Lagerfeld.