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
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
They often ask me to shoot for them. But I say no. I think an old guy like me ought not take pages away from young photographers who need the exposure.
Helmut Newton

It began when I was so ill that there was a good chance of dying. I promised myself that if I survived I would never again pander to a magazine's requests or follow the ideas of art directors. I would only make images which were personal, which arose out of my own life.

Helmut Newton
I hate good taste. It's the worst thing that can happen to a creative person.
Helmut Newton

In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast between the figures and the location - I like that kind of California backyard look; clapboard houses, staircases outdoors.

Helmut Newton
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. 1
Helmut Newton

I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Helmut Newton
In my vocabulary there are two bad words: art and good taste.
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
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. Helmut Newton