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Helmut Newton Quotes

Helmut Newton Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Helmut Newton
Type:
Photographer
Nationality:
German
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Birth year:

  • 1
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 2
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 3
    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. Helmut_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 4
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 5
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 6
    In a particular photo one girl has a whip clenched between her teeth. She looked great. But I think Mr. Hermes had a fit when he saw the photos. Helmut_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 7
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 8
    My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. Helmut_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 9
    The whole series is black-and-white, so when I went to shoot one of the women I only had black-and-white film with me. She had reddish hair and was a very pretty girl, a nice girl. Helmut_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 10
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 11
    Well, a copy was auctioned last year at a charity auction in Berlin, and it became the most expensive single book of the 20th Century. Helmut_NewtonHelmut Newton
  • 12
    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_NewtonHelmut Newton