Helmut Newton

Hello my dear,

It’s me, Tamara! Today I’d like to show you a photographer, who many of you certainly know already. He’s one of the really big ones and sooner or later everyone interested in photography stumbles upon his name with excitement:  Helmut Newton!


He was born in Berlin in 1920 and died at the age of 84 in Los Angeles. Born as the son of a wealthy Jewish family owning a button factory he went to a “Gymnasium”. Already at his young age he turned to photography and soon left school.

He started an apprenticeship as a photographer and became one of the world’s most famous photographers, despite numerous setbacks like being banned from the profession or dismissals.

From 1956 onwards Hemut Newton worked for the Australian edition of the Vogue. Gradually, also other editions of the Vogue engaged him (i.e. the French, Italian, American and German edition). Likewise, many other fashion magazines couldn’t get enough from him. Since the 1970s Newton was one of the most demanded and most expensive fashion, advertising, portrait and nude photographer worldwide.

Hemut Newton took his photographs on analog medium and in black and white. His fantastic compositions and the interaction of lightness and darkness in his pictures makes them and himself exceptional. But see for yourselves:






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