"Helmut Newton. Legacy" (Hardcover), is a captivating journey into the iconic world of visionary photographer Helmut Newton (1920–2004). This meticulously curated book offers an unprecedented look at Newton's prolific career, spanning over five decades, and delves into the inimitable legacy he left on the realms of fashion, portraiture, and glamour photography.
Helmut Newton, a master of his craft, revolutionized fashion photography by transcending genres and blurring the lines between reality and illusion. His clear aesthetic, marked by elegance, style, and voyeurism, distinguishes his work in publications such as Vogue and Elle. With a keen eye for detail and a touch of humour, Newton's photographs go beyond mere visual splendour; they carry cultural references and a unique narrative that sets them apart.
This exquisite hardcover takes you through Newton's unconventional approach to fashion, portraiture, and nude photography. Women, including iconic figures like Catherine Deneuve, Liz Taylor, and Charlotte Rampling, take centre stage in his lens, showcasing the enduring impact of his distinctive vision. Newton's shoots, particularly during the 1990s for international editions of Vogue, transform ordinary locations into theatrical stages, portraying the eccentric lives of the beautiful and rich with eroticism and elegance.
"Helmut Newton. Legacy" accompanies an international exhibition tour of Newton's work, presenting highlights from one of the most published bodies of work in photography. The book includes numerous rediscovered images that further enrich the narrative of Newton's artistic evolution. As a prolific image maker and genuine visionary, Newton's lasting influence on modern photography and visual art is celebrated in this comprehensive volume.
Dimensions : 25 x 34 x 34.9 cm