Guy Bourdin in Berlin


Guy Bourdin, Charles Jourdan, 1978, © Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017, courtesy Louise Alexander Gallery

Fashion photographers Guy Bourdin (1928–91) and Helmut Newton (1920–2004) had much in common. They were the main photographers at French Vogue in the 1970s, when the magazine was a hotbed of creativity; they shared chic Parisian clients such as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel; their studios were close to another; they were both famous for their highly fetishistic, overwhelmingly sexualised images—Bourdin had a particular fascination with women’s high heels, whereas Newton’s pictures had strong undertows of bondage and S/M. And yet, despite all of this, they never met. Now, for the first time ever, the Helmut Newton Foundation brings the two greats together in one space with its exhibitions ‘Image Maker’ and ‘Gun for Hire’.

More information at: Helmut Newton Foundation