June 24, 2012 |
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on the patio between sessions for Vanity Fair or Vogue as he shattered taboos through his pictures of startling sexuality. He'd first earned fame as a fashion photographer, shooting long-legged models in high heels in erotic layouts for publications such as Vogue and later added sadomasochistic nudes and celebrities in provocative poses to his portfolio.
October 18, 2009 |
There will always be beauty, style and grace on the pages of fashion magazines and books, but the death of Irving Penn this month marks the end of an era of seminal photography. Penn, along with Richard Avedon, who died in 2004, practically invented modern fashion photography -- a place where art meets commerce -- in the mid-20th century. The influence of both artists -- along with a small group of mavericks who came after them -- figures prominently in fashion editorial and advertising campaigns to this day. Their striking images shaped how the world saw fashion and have long been ingrained in our psyches.
April 3, 2004 |
Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton, who died earlier this year in a Los Angeles car crash, will be buried in the same cemetery as Marlene Dietrich in his native Berlin, his widow said Friday. No date has yet been set for the burial at the leafy Friedenau cemetery, in the Schoeneberg district where Newton was born, June Newton told reporters. "He might as well go home," she said of her choice.
December 15, 1994 |
Model with hair standing on end posed against a solid-colored backdrop. Movie star wearing full skirt hunkered down in her seat. Actress photographed in a joyful jump. Helmut Newton in 1973, Milton Greene in 1956 and Philippe Halsman in the 1950s, right? Yes, and Stephanie Pfriender, Lance Staedler and Peggy Sirota in this month's magazines. A legendary fashion designer once observed that if there were no copying, there would be no fashion.
February 22, 2004 |
As Susan Sontag once noted in an article for British Vogue: "The greatest fashion photography is more than the photography of fashion." Certainly photographers have given us images as memorable as the clothes they shoot. As the documentarians behind the fashion campaigns, they go beyond the ultrarealistic attention to detail that characterizes much of fashion photography to make a statement.
April 8, 1989 |
In "Cyborg," actress Dayle Haddon portrays the title character, part human, part machine, who carries the antidote to overcome a world plague. It's her first American feature in almost a decade. "I just moved to L.A. from Paris last year," she explained. "I did it because I wanted to concentrate on my acting career and put behind the personal tragedy in my life." Haddon's best remembered as the face in Max Factor, Revlon and other major beauty company ads. "I started out as a dancer and modeling paid for classes.