Before David LaChapelle’s photographs maddened us, there was a photographer who was the darling of the stars, thanks to his sensual and provocative images, his name is Helmut Newton.
The Australian of German origin born in 1920. When he was only 12 years, saved and bought a camera that came with reel. His first photographs were taken in the subway. In 1938, he fled to Singapore when began the persecution of Jews and took with him two cameras. Soon, he got a job as a photographer for the magazine Straits Times publication that did not like his style to be so bold; eventually he was fired. It was a while before he returned to work in the media, however, never stopped taking pictures. After the war, he opened his own studio in Melbourne. Later, he moved to London to study fashion photography for two years. Thanks to his remarkable talent, he had the opportunity to travel to Paris, where he worked for major magazines such as Vogue and Elle.
Over time, he began publishing his fashion photographs worldwide, liking cities as New York and Monte Carlo.
The artist’s work has a very particular style. His photographs are full of sensuality and elegance, making them highly provocative. Some of his portraits of beautiful women in luxurious surroundings became iconic images of the 20th-Century. Newton has been considered one of the most important photographers of this century. Although he died in 2004, his production continues enthralling us.
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