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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989)


In this film from 1989 a camera crew follows Helmut Newton from Los Angeles to Paris, to Monte-Carlo, to Berlin, where as a youth he escaped from the Nazis in 1936. The film captures his working methods and the spirit and attitude of the Eighties fashion and celebrity world as it documents Newton on set, shooting, interviewing models, and discussing his work. Love him and his work or hate him his influence on late twentieth century fashion and portrait photography cannot be denied.

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