Helmut Newton & Alice Springs

Alice Springs
Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1991
© Alice Springs
Alice Springs Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1991 © Alice Springs

Helmut Newton, one of the most legendary and eclectic fashion photographers in the world, realized provocative and radical art images with a unique style and timeless elegance. With his genuine vision, was able to transform the observers into voyeurs. Fashion, nude, portrait and erotic black-and-white photos were published in the most important fashion and art magazines and have influenced modern photography and visual art.

His photos archive was massive and in 2003 Newton, a few months before his death, decided to found the Helmut Newton Foundation (HNF) in partnership with the Berlin Museum of Photography. The Foundation was opened in summer 2004, with the goal to preserve and present the photographic work of Newton and his wife June, who created significant portraits since 1970 under the name Alice Springs.

According to the wishes of Newton, the HNF should not be a “dead museum” but a “living institution” and this desire was maintained with active exhibitions of Newton’s innovative and provocative images and of other important contemporary photographers. In June 2014 the Helmut Newton Foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary and for this important event the president June Newton (aka Alice Springs), decided to open with two exhibitions Us and Them and Sex and Landscapes.

Us and Them is a joint exhibition and book project by Helmut and June Newton. A photographic journal, taken during the1980s and 1990s, of their life together with self-portraits, photographs of actors, artists, and other prominent figures of the times. Sex and Landscapes are large-format landscapes and nude photographs in both color and black-and-white, taken between 1974 and 2001.

Info: www.helmutnewton.com – closed on Monday