people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is
a dirty word in photography. All this fine art
crap is killing it already. "
"The desire to discover, the desire to move, to
capture the flavor, three concepts that describe
the art of photography."
"Technically, I have not changed very much. Ask
my assistants. They'll tell you, I am the
easiest photographer to work with. I don't have
heavy equipment. I work out of one bag."
"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur
is either stupid or a liar."
Helmut Newton in the restaurant. The cook: "I like
your photos, you surely have a good camera."
Newton after eating: "The food was excellent -
you surely have good pots."
(a little anecdote)
interesting things about Helmut Newton:
Newton wasn't his birth name.
After his discharge from the army in 1946,
Helmut changed his last name from
Neustaedter to Newton because his birth name
didn't fit the new person he felt he had
male nude he ever shot was an actor also
camera was an Agfa Tengor Box.
Newton bought the camera himself in 1932 at
age 12. Out of the eight shots on his first
roll of film, seven were blanks. One,
however, was so good that it "launched on a
great career as a photographer," according
to his autobiography.
once a champion swimmer.
A member of the Berliner Schwimm-Club,
Newton received a Death Skull Certificate
for swimming three hours straight.
Thatcher was the only woman that scared him.
Newton took a portrait of the "Iron Lady"
whom he said got sexier as her power and
influence grew. She did not hesitate to tell
him that she disliked the portrait, which
hung in the National Portrait Gallery.