June Newton, renowned under her professional pseudonym Alice Springs, takes the reader on an extraordinary photographic journey from her childhood in Australia through work and travels with her husband, Helmut Newton. The photographs offer a wonderful mix of personal snapshots, editorial work for magazines like Elle, and portraits of such leading creative figures as Yves Saint Laurent, Gore Vidal, Balthus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Brassai, Nicole Kidman, and Anjelica Huston.
The pictures are accompanied by Newton’s unpublished diary extracts and her own written commentaries, illuminating the pictures and the stories they tell with her particular blend of gentle irony, candor, and a photographer’s eye for detail. Personal and engaging, this book combines iconic faces and places of the 20th century with privileged access into Newton’s most intimate inner circle.
June Browne was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1923. As a young woman she was passionately interested in the theater. She changed her name to June Brunell for there was another Melbourne actress called June Brown. She received the Erik Kuttner award for best actress in theater in 1956. She married the photographer Helmut Newton in Melbourne in 1948 and became a photographer herself in 1970 in Paris, changing her name once again to Alice Springs. She has had numerous exhibitions and books published. Springs has lived in London and Paris and lived in Monte Carlo for 30 years with her husband. She travels extensively and her interests range widely.
"Das Buch wird zur exklusivsten Quelle für die intime Geschichte des Jahrhundertpaars ... Mit Mrs. Newton bringt der TASCHEN Verlag nun das letzte Produkt dieses Streitgesprächs im englischen Original heraus: ein sehr persönliches Fazit - in Worten wie in Bildern - und zugleich der Soloauftritt einer Kameravirtuosin",
— Vogue, München
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