One of Newton's most recognisable images, this picture was shot for Vogue Hommes in 1981. Newton decided to model the trench coat himself, reportedly having been uninterested in photographing a male model. His wife, June, arrived to meet Helmut for lunch, and he directed her to the seat beside the seamless background paper, where, being very hot in the studio, she opened the door behind.
This photograph features one of Newton's favourite models, Sylvia Gobbel, whom we interviewed during 2018. Sylvia gave us the inside story of how this picture came about; this is Sylvia's favourite of Newton's photographs of her, and we can understand why.
Amazingly, despite the fact that Newton was known for his erotically charged photography, it was not until he was 59 years old that he shot his first nudes.
“It was not until 1980 that I photographed what I consider to be my first nude. In quick succession I executed the Big Nudes, the Naked and Dressed, and, in Los Angeles, the Domestic Nudes series. The fact that the models in these photographs were the same girls I used in my fashion work gave them a certain elegance and coolness that I was looking for in my work.” - Helmut Newton - on models. "American Photo", January/February 2000
This is a vintage silver gelatine print produced from one of a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.
16" x 20" & 20" x 24" Silver Gelatin prints
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