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

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
Genius and taste don't go together.
Helmut Newton

I have mixed feelings about those sorts of things. When I see it done by interesting young people, I think it's very valid. But when established photographers, people in their forties, copy me and get a lot of money, well, I find that to be very stupid.

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

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

Helmut Newton
Technically, I have not changed very much. Ask my assistants. They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with. I don't have heavy equipment. I work out of one bag.
Helmut Newton

Well, it takes a certain amount of money. And I've got to see pictures of the person ahead of time. If I don't like the way the person looks I won't do it.

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