Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Helmut Newton

I started looking at photographers that specifically used black and white photography to capture their photographs, this is when I remembered the famous Helmut Newton know for his prolific, provocative and erotically-charged black and white photos. 
Newton transformed fashion photography in the way he documented lifestyle on pages of glossy magazines. Newton says...  

"His erotic and dreamlike images were like a peep through a keyhole, spied moments of a heightened reality."

The way he sets his scenes in his photographs are very stylised with a hint of fetish subtext underlying within the photographs. He explores the sexuality of woman through his provocative scenes where dominance is a key factor. 
This idea of showing woman as weak and vulnerable is an aspect that will play a roll within my photo shoots when exploring words of opposites. 

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