Top 10 Quotes by Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

I am very attracted by bad taste-it is a lot more exciting than that supposed good taste which is nothing more than a standardized way of looking at things,

Helmut Newton
The point of my photography has always been to challenge myself, to go a little further than my Germanic discipline and Teutonic nature would traditionally permit me to.
Helmut Newton

The photographs don't arouse me. All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them.

Helmut Newton
I have always avoided photographing in the studio. A woman does not spend her life sitting or standing in front of a seamless white paper background. Although it makes my life more complicated, I prefer to take my camera out into the street... and places that are out of bounds for photographers have always had a special attraction for me.
Helmut Newton

I find myself, after all these years, with a built-in safety-brake that stops me from doing certain things. And one of the reasons why I want to try so called hard pornography - I don't even know whether it's hard enough - is to see whether I will be able to overcome this. Because if there is one thing I hate, it's good taste, to me it's a dirty word.

Helmut Newton
I used to hate doing color. I hated transparency film. The way I did color was by not wanting to know what kind of film was in my camera.
Helmut Newton

I was lucky to have my wife as the art director, and it turned out to be quite something - a great success. I'm very proud of it.

Helmut Newton
Photography is 10% inspiration and 90% moving furniture.
Helmut Newton

I did find a wonderful girl last year, but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars.

Helmut Newton
I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.