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Helmut Newton, Alice Springs : us and them
Newton, Helmut, 1920-2004.
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Publication Information:
Zürich ; New York : Scalo, [1999]

Physical Description:
199 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
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TR680 .N43 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Helmut Newton met his wife, June, in Melbourne, Australia, in 1947 -- when he was becoming a fashion photographer and she was an actress. In 1970 June (who changed her artist's name to Alice Springs) started taking pictures as well. She focused on portraiture, while he continued to shock the photography and fashion establishment by melding haute couture with eroticism. Us and Them documents the revealing pictures they took of each other, as well as both self-portraits and celebrities the two of them photographed. The book gives us a glance into a very intimate, warm relationship between two photographers, and between wife and husband. Whether in Paris at their apartment at Rue Aubriot or in the hotel Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, their most intimate portraits come to life. All of these images are testimony to a vibrant and loving, private and professional relationship of fifty years. After the book Pages of the Glossies, which revealed the depth of Newton's work as a fashion photographer, this volume contains, for the first time, mostly unpublished images of the deeply emotional and intense relationship of two well-known artists.

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Library Journal Review

Can two artists build their lives and careers together while maintaining separate artistic visions? Newton and Springs (born June Browne and later known as June Brunelle) here give us a resounding affirmative. Their singular monograph is a visual testament to the longevity of their partnership and the constancy of their individual artistic visions. Newton, internationally known for his idiosyncratic fashion and portrait photography, and Springs, an actress, painter, and late-blooming photographer, were married in 1947. The book contains their self-portraits, portraits of each other, and radically distinct portraits of celebrity figures. Of the approximately 180 photographs collected here, most are in black and white, and some contain frank nudity. Taken together, they comprise an intimate and highly personal chronology of an intimate partnership. A valuable addition to photography sections in large public and academic libraries.ÄDebora Miller, Minneapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.