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">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
Tied Up Torso, Ramatuelle, 1980
Gelatin silver print
18 3/8 x 18 3/8 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.