Sex for Helmut Newton was different from the Playboy magazine version. S&M tainted photos versus airbrushed farmgirls, however Hugh Hefner recognized the Berlin-born photographer’s talent and hired Newton to shot soft-core pictorials for Playboy, including pictorials of Natassia Kinski and Kristine DeBell. His true vision of sexuality will always be renowned for its departure point being far beyond most people’s ken of fetishism, because the lingerie is so expensive.
His ashes are buried next to Marlene Dietrich at the Städtischen Friedhof III in Berlin.
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Sehr Mittel Europa and Stanley Kubrick failed to capture that spirit in EYES WIDE OPEN, mostly because neither Nicole Kidman nor Tom Cruise are sexy.
But what else can be expected from Hollywood’s Barbie and Ken.