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Helmut Newton

Taschen, 2005
216 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w.
ISBN: 3822846430

The title of this book is taken from a Helmut Newton quote: 'Some people's photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that's fine. But that's not why I do them. I'm a gun for hire.' (Newsweek, 02/02/04) This prosaic proclamation from one of the 20th century's most celebrated photographers comes as a surprise for someone who has been so widely exhibited in museum and gallery contexts, and this book brings together a selection of Newton's fashion catalogue work from as early as 1962 through 2003 and his last editorial photographs for US and Italian Vogue - all work he made as a hired gun. Other clients include BiBA, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Thierry Mugler, Blumarine, Italian Vogue, German Vogue, Villeroy & Boch, Bikini Calendar for Sportsmagazin, and Absolut Vodka.


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