Helmut Newton, the 1975 interview

HN: Yes, voyeurism in photography is a necessary and professional sickness. Look at, capture, observe, frame, target. These are the laws of our field. The world is totally different when I look at it through the viewfinder. I always take a step back from what I see through my camera. I use it as a screen.

Helmut Newton, the 1975 interview

In 1975, while working as a young journalist at PHOTO magazine, I had the privilege of interviewing Helmut. He was recovering from a heart attack in New York that had turned his life upside down. The conversation lasted hours. June was there, and we can never overestimate the importance of the role she played in their Parisian apartment on Rue Abriot. Thirty years later, not a single word needs to be changed.