There is much to learn about Helmut Newton's work and style. He was ahead of his time when it came to photographing the female form. Frames from the Edge - Helmut Newton shows the late master of erotic photography in action, his history, and the people who were there in his long and controversial career.
Newton's expertise in creating compelling photographic work is one of the main subjects of the film. Frames from the Edge tackles his innate ability to compose photographs the way he likes it -- with every little detail and important element in hiding or in complete focus. He is a genius when it comes to transforming what he sees through his viewfinder into a tangible product.
The documentary would take some effort to watch since it's just a little shy of two hours but if you're a student of photography or a fan of his work, it would be worthwhile. It's also interesting to see him in action and little slices of the life he made for himself. Helmut's relationship with his models is also something to take note of. He directs them to do what is required to accomplish the vision he has. He is just so detail-oriented, a perfectionist to an extent and maybe that's why he was so highly successful in his prolific career.
British fashion photographer Tim Walker has been known for his painterly fashion. Walker's "Garden of Earthly Delights" compromises of nude portraits and figures, carefully posed in seemingly casual and nonchalant moods, emitting old-world aesthetic qualities in them.
We've gotten the chance to borrow some time from Denmarrk-based photographer Kostas Rutkauskas and his mesmerizing portraits of women that are reminiscent of Helmut Newton's models. The difference? Rutkauskas approaches it softly and endearingly.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
Recognized as one of the most eminent British photographers part of the "Thatcher Years", Brian Griffin was known for his music photography that iconized in pop music history. Visuals from album covers, single sleeves, posters and such
NYC based photographer Christopher Logan is well known for his unique way of capturing the fashion scene from around the globe on film. Teen Vogue once said his photos are "the coolest way to view Fashion Week". So we handed him our Neptune Art Lens System and let him do his thing. See for yourself.
The Canadian photographer Robert Polidori is known for his large-scale urban, interior and landscape photographs, and is mostly known for the size of his images as his subjects often revolve around the architecture of prestigious museums.
Italian photographer Nino Migliori is famously known for his black and white abstract-humanistic photographs capturing the life of his hometown Bologna. This retrospective in Paris showcases his underestimated genius.
Known as one of the most important contemporary artists and photographers today, Wolfgang Tillmans is known for his exploration of the photographic medium's foundations through a diverse body of work and observation.
The famous draughtsman for Punch Magazine was more known as chief cartoonist and illustrator, but like all artists during the humble beginnings of the photographic medium, he also tried his hand with the camera. Unlike the rest who shot inside studios, he shot images outdoors.
The diorama was one of photography pioneer Louis Daguerre's profound inventions, another one of his results from his obsession for recreating reality through staged events, stories, and habitats. Here is a chronological study of his lesser known contribution paralleled with photography.