Helmut Newton

Hamiltons Gallery has represented Helmut Newton's prints for over 35 years and remains one of the greatest authorities of his work worldwide.

Newton was one of the most important and controversial photographers of the 20th Century. His pictures, whether fashion, nude or portraits, are often highly erotic, bold, and provocative. Newton’s photographs have appeared in publications such as Playboy, Marie-Claire, Elle, Vogue among others as well as numerous international solo exhibitions.

<span class="title">Untitled, (Berlin, Berlin)<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1979</span>
Helmut Newton
Untitled, (Berlin, Berlin), 1979
Black and White Polaroid print
2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.
Unique
© Helmut Newton Foundation

Throughout his career, Helmut Newton used Polaroids as both a crucial tool for testing light and composition and a means of revisiting his shoots. These objects allow the viewer a rare chance to look behind the scenes of some of his greatest pictures from Milan, to Paris and Saint-Tropez. The prints offer distinct insight into Newton’s creative direction and have become works of art in their own right. In 2015, with the help of the artist’s wife June Newton, Taschen published “Helmut Newton: Polaroids” as a testament to the importance of the medium in his practice.