Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. He first achieved international fame in the 1970s while working principally for French Vogue, he became celebrated for his controversial scenarios. Most striking was his ability to make a throughly planned photograph seem fresh and dynamic. His many titles and awards included Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Fashion photography is a competitive field, but there's one art
book above all that remains incredibly monumental: Helmut Newton's
SUMO. * gq-magazine.co.uk *
A collector's item if ever there was one. * Refinery29.com *
Cool, controversial and classic. * Amateur Photographer *
TASCHEN reminds us what all the fuss was about with an anniversary edition of SUMO, a collection of museum-sized prints bound and elegantly packaged in a monochrome casing with one of Newton's Giant Nudes on the cover, a hint at the arresting selection of silver, pearl and shadow-toned captures within. * LA Weekly *