Autobiography

Autobiography

Book - 2003
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A master of the risqué, Helmut Newton scandalized and intrigued the world for half a century with his provocative photographs of women and his "bad boy" persona. Here, Newton presents a candid portrait of himself, providing insights into the connection between his life and work. Born in Berlin in 1920 to a wealthy Jewish family, Newton was overprotected. He purchased his first camera at 12, beginning a fascination with photography. Barely eighteen when Kristallnacht tore Germany apart, Newton managed to escape, heading for China. He arrived in Singapore and soon became a gigolo and lover of an older woman. But talk of interning German Jews became prevalent even on the streets of Singapore, so he decamped once more and spent five years in the Australian army. Then he opened his first studio in Melbourne, and married. In the 1950s Newton moved to Paris, where he continued to astonish clients with his beautiful and provocatively erotic images of women. His distinctive visual vocabulary has been widely imitated.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385508070
0385508077
Branch Call Number: 770.92 NEWTON
Characteristics: 289 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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pattyskypants
Dec 21, 2011

Ish! I think the cover shot says it all.

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