Taken between the mid 1960s and early 1980s, this selection of
Newton fashion editorials—one of the first books he ever published—is
accompanied by journal entry-style texts by Newton providing anecdotes
and describing the circumstances of each shoot. On every page is
evidence of Newton‘s groundbreaking vision that transformed fashion
photography—an influence that can still be seen today in the pages of
the greatest fashion magazines.
was one of the most influential photographers of all time. Born in
Berlin, he arrived in Australia in 1940 and married June Brunell (a.k.a.
Alice Springs) eight years later. He first achieved international fame
in the 1970's while working principally for French Vogue
his celebrity and influence grew over the decades. Newton preferred to
shoot in streets or interiors, rather than studios. Controversial
scenarios, bold lighting, and striking compositions came to form his
signature look. In 1990 he was awarded the Grand Prix national de la photographie
; in 1992 the German government awarded him Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz
for services to German culture, and he was appointed Officier des Arts, Lettres et Sciences
by S.A.S. Princess Caroline of Monaco. In 1996, he was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
by Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French Minister of Culture at the time.
Working and living in close companionship with his wife until his death
at 83, his images remain as distinctive, seductive and orginal as ever.