Sunday, March 27, 2011

Helmut Newton

We've changed our clocks this Sunday morning in Copenhagen, "springing ahead" into (hopefully) longer, sunnier days...and with this post I will "fall behind", with a glance back in time, behind the lens, a bit.

At the end of this lovely last weekend as a 21-year-old--complete with excellent food, wine, footwear, and company--I've decided to post some pictures from one of my favorite artists, the wunderbar German photographer Helmut Newton. Born in 1920 in Berlin, Newton's provocative photos appeared in magazines like French Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, stamped with his own distinct style of erotic, highly stylized scenes. Newton's photos are perhaps often characterized by less-than-happy subtexts; nonetheless, I find his work to be incredibly beautiful, thought-provoking, and timeless.

Some of Helmut Newton's works, from different points in his long career.

The photographer at work, early on.

Two of Newton's fantastic "X Ray" ads: top, for Van Cleef & Arpels; bottom, for Karl Lagerfeld.

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