<span class="title">Sylvia in my Studio, Paris<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1981</span>
<span class="title">Tied Up Torso, Ramatuelle<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1980</span>
<span class="title">Rue Abriot, Yves St. Laurent and Nude, Paris<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1975</span>
Helmut Newton
Sylvia in my Studio, Paris, 1981
Gelatin silver print
39 x 39 1/4 in.
© Helmut Newton Foundation

Over the years, Newton's work centred primarily on fashion, nudes, and portraits, with the three categories often mixing. With the encouragement of his wife, June Newton, he began to photograph more overtly erotic nudes, sometimes in his studio, and other times in the jet-set retreats of Europe and The Americas. His black-and-white photographs combine the feel of 1930s noir photojournalism with aspects of New Wave films, reflecting his directorial mastery.