Two cameras, one couple Helmut Newton and Alice Springs turn the lens on their love and their lifeUs and Them is an ode to partnership and art First published in 1999, it gathers photographs by Helmut Newton and his wife, the actress and photographer June Newton, who worked under the pseudonym Alice Springs The collection is arranged into five sections, alternating the gaze between Newton and Springs own tender internal world of Us, and the glamorous encounters of their social and professional milieu Them.The Us sections of the book reveal the pairs 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, including Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Karl Lagerfeld, and Timothy Leary While Newton casts these subjects with his unique brand of statuesque allure, Springs deploys a softer focus to find something suggestive, delicate, or playful.As we move from, in Newtons words, truth and simplicity to editorializing, through youth and age, love and sex, and the public and private spheres, Us and Them offers not only an elegant example of independent visions within a shared life, but also a tender and inspiring chronicle of love through passing time.Text in English, French, and German...
|Title||:||Helmut Newton and Alice Springs: Us and Them (Multilingual Edition)|
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Helmut Newton and Alice Springs: Us and Them (Multilingual Edition) Reviews
A mythical couple taking pictures of mythical people. I wasn't always a big fan of Helmut Newton's work, but this book is much more about himself and his relationship with his wife, also a photographer. His self-portraits (nowadays called selfies) are hilarious, and hers are extremely moving. Under the slick surface, there is lots of emotion in this book.
What can I say ? Newton never fails
The book good
A wonderful, and human, book. What a great talent he was and she is! Anyone who adores Newton's works should seriously consider purchasing this book. I know that I am delighted to own it.
I absolutely love this book. It was given to me as a Christmas present and I've been going through it regularly since then.