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Two cameras, one couple: Helmut Newton and Alice Springs turn the lens on their love and their life, their partnership and art. First published in 1999 in a far more upscale edition. Includes Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Karl Lagerfeld, and Timothy Leary among others. Arranged into five sections, alternating the gaze between Newton and Spring’s own world of "Us", and the glamorous encounters of their social and professional milieu--"Them". A modest number of nudes, many celebrities, as well as other themes. Not a 100% erotic photography collection, this is more general.
Newton's wife, the actress and photographer June Newton, worked under the pseudonym Alice Springs.
The "Us" sections of the book reveal the pair’s portraits of each other and themselves, as startling in their moments of vulnerability as they are infectious in their episodes of joy. We see the pair pensive, weary, or roaring with laughter. Alice photographs Helmut on set with his models, in the shower, and in stilettos. Helmut captures Alice in the kitchen, in costume, and hanging up the washing in the nude.
Along the way, we are alerted to the frailties and intimacies that make up a long-term partnership and that coexisted with the high-voltage glamour for which Newton is renowned. The particular power of the pictures is to locate as much magnetism and beauty in an aging, ailing partner (Helmut in the hospital, Alice adjusting her spectacles), as in the pristine physiques of a Newton fashion shoot.
In the concluding "Them" section, Newton and Springs each turn their lens on the same, typically famous, subjects. While Newton casts these subjects with his unique brand of statuesque allure, Springs deploys a softer focus to find something more suggestive, delicate, or playful.
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Item Code HNUSH Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9783836524674 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 200pg Color b&w
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