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Helmut Newton by Klaus Honnef
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Jul 10, 07

bookshelves: photography, curiosa, favorites, decadence

Newton is awesome because he always imposes his own stories on the people he photographs--he's always casting the celebrities he shoots on assignment in his own dirty little dramas. For instance he shoots Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis on her yacht, with its seamen, but arranges it to make to reader think achetypally of a ravenous aristocratic sybarite and her crew of brawnily untiring sex-swains. Or maybe that's just this reader. This book is like a little photo directory of an elegantly debauched, chicly enervated world that superfically resembles 70s Paris and 80s L.A., but is really some landscape of Newton's imagination.

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message 1: by lauren (new)

lauren Or maybe that's just this reader.

no, never. you would never think such dirty thoughts if they were not blatantly there, not you with your pure, innocent mind.

Eric I'm a daisy-fresh boy.

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