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Helmut Newton, Through a New Lens

Helmut Newton

If you weren’t aware that Helmut Newton‘s wife, June, was also a photographer, you’re forgiven: starting in 1970, she adopted the professional pseudonym of Alice Springs. Two decades later, the couple lifted back the curtain and published “Us and Them,” a joint photo collection of both each other and those in their milieu, republished next month by Taschen. While the photographers’ marriage lasted over half a century, Newton maintained their approaches always remained distinct: “truth and simplicity” for Springs, versus his own “manipulation and editorialising.” Case in point: Newton’s staged, expertly lit silhouettes of the likes of Anjelica Huston, vis-à-vis Springs’ shot of her husband dozing shirtless on a sleeper train, and reclining on a deck in Monaco in cut-offs and dainty heels. See them both, here.

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Alice Springs, “Monte-Carlo,” 1987.

© June Newton and the Helmut Newton Estate. Courtesy of Taschen.

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Helmut Newton, “Angelica Huston, Los Angeles,” 1986.

© June Newton and the Helmut Newton Estate. Courtesy of Taschen.

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Helmut Newton, “Hotel Volney, New York,” 1982.

© June Newton and the Helmut Newton Estate. Courtesy of Taschen.

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Alice Springs, “Helmut with models, Monte-Carlo,” 1997.

© June Newton and the Helmut Newton Estate. Courtesy of Taschen.

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Helmut Newton, “Angelica Huston, Los Angeles,” 1983.

© June Newton and the Helmut Newton Estate. Courtesy of Taschen.

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“Us and Them” by Helmut Newton and Alice Springs.

© June Newton and the Helmut Newton Estate. Courtesy of Taschen.