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Pasadena exhibit is inspired by legendary Helmut Newton

June 23, 2012 |  8:00 am

Pasadena exhibit inspired by Helmut NewtonThe legendary photographer Helmut Newton got his start photographing fashion and ads, often in shockingly sexualized ways. (The photo here is part of a promotion for Montblanc pens.)  He became one of the mostly highly regarded photographers of his era (he died in 2004) and he was generous in sharing his skill and insights with aspiring students.

Three of those former students -- George Holz, Mark Arbeit and Just Loomis -- have mounted a traveling exhibition of work they've done inspired by what Newton taught them when he took them under his wing more than 20 years ago. "Three Boys from Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton" was curated by Newton's widow, June, and is on display at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design's Williamson Gallery through Aug. 26.

Writer Steve Appleford found out more about the exhibit for a story in Sunday's Image section. It says something about the power of art and friendship.


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Photo: In a detail from a Helmut Newton photo -- part of a promotion for Montblanc pens -- one model uses another as her personal note pad. Credit: Helmut Newton