In the shadows of Helmut Newton, Spring Street - Melbourne (Conte de printemps 2017).
In the shadows of Helmut Newton, Spring
Melbourne (Conte de printemps 2017) Brent Lukey
Melbourne is justifiably
proud of it’s association with fashion photographer Helmut Newton, one
of so many young European photographers, artists, designers and
craftspeople who fled Germany before World War 2. Helmut along with
Henry Talbot, Bruno Benini, Mark Strizic, Wolfgang Sievers and others
photographed Melbourne in ways that we still emulate today – the
facades, the street, the style, people and of course Melbourne’s love of
fashion. Look these photographers up – their work is incredible and
inspirational, and need I remind you they are working with film.
Ultimately Melbourne was too small for Helmut, he had bigger dreams, and
if you read his autobiography he probably desired more women than small
town Melbourne had to offer.