The Helmut in Helmut by June is the late Helmut Newton, a photographer who made his name taking pictures of performers, politicians, society figures, and—infamously—women wearing some combination of very expensive clothing and nothing at all. June is his widow, a photographer herself under the name Alice Springs. Shot in the early '90s, first assembled in 1994, now receiving its U.S. premiere three years after Helmut's death at age 83, June Newton's hourlong documentary is several things: an oblique memoir, a casual reflection on a master at work, a sliver-thin portrait of a 54-year marriage in progress, and a uniquely intimate piece of criticism. Also, considering the film's many glimpses of Helmut lounging around fine hotels in the morning or after his daily siesta, the film doubles as a lesson in how to wear high-end bathrobes with tremendous style.
I just finished watching the first cut of this film about Helmut Newton and I must say, it's totally fashgasmic! Way better than ANTM! While having a day off tomorow, why don't you spend an hour to watch this amazing documentary of the legendary photographer and learn a tad or two behind the scenes of glamor photography.