Helmut Newton at Grand Palais, Paris March 2012

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 in Art

I’ve been trying to decide, did he photograph women to make them appear dominant and powerful, or was he objectifying them? Certainly the men in the room, while I was there, would identify with the later.

Trying to remember what the quote was.. something about keeping bdsm accessories in his car not for himself but for his photos, but Helmut may indeed have been un-confessed pervert. Disguising his fetishes in the guise of fashion photography, I don’t think he necessarily considered himself a fetish photographer. Or was he just putting the sex factor into fashion?

He’s not really interested me greatly before but I’ll have to do some research.

Some of the photos on display

Helmut Newton yves Saint Laurent rue Abriot 1975, Paris

Helmut Newton yves Saint Laurent rue Abriot 1975, Paris

Helmut Newton Calendrier Pentax, 1976

Helmut Newton Calendrier Pentax, 1976

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

 

and this gem which was not in the gallery, but that I find delightful.

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

She says it well >> http://morningmidnight.com/post/2134210159/helmut-newton