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The magic world of Helmut Newton

In a new book published by Taschen

The magic world of Helmut Newton In a new book published by Taschen

Born in Berlin in the district of Schöneberg from a Jewish family - the son of Klara "Claire" Marquis and Max Neustädter, owners of a button factory - Helmut Newton grew up among the Berlin bourgeoisie of the twenties and thirties, attended the Heinrich von Treitschke Real Gymnasium and the American School of Berlin.

Interested in photography since an early age, at 12 he buys his first camera and in 1936 began working with German photographer Else Neulander-Simon, better known as Yva.

Prolific, provocative and playful, Helmut Newton and his photographs remain a constant source of inspiration for many. His passion for the press and his ability to work beautifully within the confines of a page, led him to work in the years for the most prestigious fashion publications of our times, including Elle, Amica and more iconically Vogue.

Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies, published by Taschen, provides a deep look into his editorial work for glossy magazines across Europe and America: 524 pages that exude all the charm of the twentieth century.

It's hard to ignore how his style is still influential today: anecdotes lavished from Newton himself about his inspirations and intimate memories of particular shoots are scattered throughout the book.
This weighty volume is a fascinating example of the relationship between Helmut with the printed page. Available here.