Saul Leiter, David Lynch and Helmut Newton in Berlin


Helmut Newton, Tied-up torso, Ramatuelle 1980 © Helmut Newton Estate

Saul Leiter (1923–2013) made a name for himself in the mid-20th century for his fashion editorials for Harper’s Bazaar and, in particular, his colour images of Manhattan street life, often under umbrellas in the rain and snow; he’s a very important figure in the New York school of photography. David Lynch, meanwhile, found great acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s for his surrealist movies and television shows, and is closely associated with the dark and seedy side of Los Angeles, where he still lives today. Helmut Newton (1920–2004) was, of course, one of the century’s greatest fashion photographers, and a favourite son of Berlin, where his Foundation now resides. And what brings these three men together? Their amazingly artistic, provocative and seductive nudes, hundreds of which have just gone on display here.

More information at: Helmut Newton Foundation