Monday, September 27, 2010


what is the best moment of the day?
working under lights at night.

certainly you notice how women are dressing,
do you have any preferences?

it depends - my tastes change with the times.
every decade women’s bodies seem to be different.
I like haute couture,
today everybody looks the same around the world
... in sneakers and jeans.

what kind of clothes do you avoid wearing?
stilettos (laughs).

when you were a child, did you want to become
a photographer?

in 1936 I arranged to have myself thrown out of school
as a hopeless pupil.
I wanted to be a paparazzo.

do you prefer shooting indoors or outdoors?
everywhere, but not in a studio.

describe your style, like a good friend of yours would
describe it.

if I have really nothing to do,
I start spinning a tale for myself, which is one of
the most pleasant ways of spending time.
my pictures are like a story that has no beginning,
no middle, and no end.

do you prefer black and white photography?
I shoot both color and black-and-white film.
you never know.

can you describe an evolution in your work from your
first projects to the present day?

to have taboos, then to get around them - that's interesting.
looking back at my old fashion photographs I wonder :
how the hell did I have the courage to go through all these
complications ?

over the course of your artistic career,
you've been called a lot of things: sexist, visionary...
did you ever worked for a porno magazine?

I was a contributor for playboy for about twenty years.
my work was even too risky for playboy.
they asked me - please do something for us
… but nothing as kinky as what you do for french vogue'.

any advice for the young?
there are two dirty words in photography; one is 'art',
and the other is 'good taste'.
beauty is intellect.
and glamour has nothing to do with money.


One of my favorite photographers, and if someone asked me who I would like to meet, who i admire -my answer always will  be the same-Newton.Someone can say-evident,I can tell maybe- but i  grew up on his photography and he taught me how to look at a woman that SHE has been always sexy .Unfortunately he passed away January 23, 2004
Remembering Helmut Newton

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