Author: Photographer: Helmut Newton
Number Of Pages: 224
Release Date: 25-07-2011
Details: Product Description Instant Newton A collection of Helmut Newton's test Polaroids Polaroids occupy a special place in the hearts of many photo enthusiasts who remember a time when "instant photography" meant a one-of-a-kind prints that developed within minutes of clicking the shutter. What was once a crucial tool for photographers to test their shots before shooting on film has now become obsolete in the face of digital photography. Luckily for us, legendary photographer Helmut Newton saved his test Polaroids, allowing a privileged and rare chance to see the tests from a selection of his greatest shoots over a period of decades, including many from the TASCHEN titles SUMO, A Gun for Hire, and Work. Put together by his widow, June Newton, his collection captures the magic of Helmut Newton photo shoots as only Polaroids can. Review "Découvrir ces Polaroids aujourd'hui nous permet de jeter un regard en coulisses, de voir comment se construisait un univers de fantasmes brûlants. Passionnants."--La Dépêche du Midi, Toulouse "Esquises esquisses. Ce catalogue a le charme des arrière-cuisines...Le plaisir du spectateur à fourrer son oeil dans le moteur se double ainsi d'une vraie redécouverte de clichés célèbres en pleine mutation, déjà touchés par l'oeil pétrificateur de Newton, mais encore traversés par un dernier frisson de réalité."--Weekend Le Vif L'Express, Bruxelles "La référence. Les instantanés d'Helmut Newton en une synthèse éblouissante. Des femmes immenses, longilignes, musclées. Des poses cassées, sensuelles, appuyées. L'attitude en trois cents photos instantanées."--Elle Belgique "Le livre est empli de beauté, de sensualité et de mystère. À admirer sans modération."--Le Soir, Bruxelles "Newton sous Polaroid. C'est un ouvrage aussi rare que précieux ... une sélection, sobre et épurée. Plus qu'un simple making-of."--Le Monde de la Photo.com, Paris "This rare and unique title showcases the work of Helmut Newton, possibly fashion's greatest photographer. Spartanly designed with just one or two Polaroid-sized images per page, the book contains test shots used by Newton to help frame his subjects and refine the final images from some of his greatest shoots over a period of decades."--Real Travel, London About the Author Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. Born in Berlin, he arrived in Australia in 1940 and married June Brunell (a.k.a. Alice Springs) eight years later. He first achieved international fame in the 1970's while working principally for "French""Vogue," and his celebrity and influence grew over the decades. Newton preferred to shoot in streets or interiors, rather than studios. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, and striking compositions came to form his signature look. In 1990 he was awarded the "Grand Prix national de la photographie"; in 1992 the German government awarded him "Das Grosse ""Verdienstkreuz" for services to German culture, and he was appointed "Officier ""des Arts, Lettres et Sciences" by S.A.S. Princess Caroline of Monaco. In 1996, he was appointed "Commandeur de l'Ordre ""des Arts et des Lettres" by Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French Minister of Culture at the time. Working and living in close companionship with his wife until his death at 83, his images remain as distinctive, seductive and orginal as ever.
Package Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
Languages: English, German, French