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About the Author
Helmut Newton was born in Berlin in 1920. He has lived in Singapore, Australia, London, and Paris and has photographed extensively for Australian, French, Italian and American Vogue, as well as for Elle, Marie Claire, Playboy, Vanity Fair and Stern. He has published numerous books and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He currently lives and works in Monte Carlo.
Poring over this collection of more than one hundred and fifty wonderfully diverse photos offers us an enthralling experience akin to being on location with Helmut Newton. "Pola" stands for Polaroid-the "instant" images that so many photographers use to help them frame and finish their shots. Here, like a master painter proffering his sketches, Newton's collection of Polaroids give us a window into his technique. In this marvelous display of two decades of fashion and erotic photography at the rough-draft level, all the brilliance of a Newton photo is here: the exquisite light, the insouciant models, the surprise, the attitude, and the glamour. But unlike a typical photographer's monograph, there is an element of rawness rarely seen in Newton's meticulous finished work. Indeed it is these pictures' lack of perfection, still effortlessly accomplished, that makes Pola Woman the perfect book with which to experience Helmut Newton's singular vision, the depth of his skill, and the boundless wealth of his imagination.