Last week I visited the exhibition of Helmut Newton in Le Grand Palais in Paris.
Helmut Newton is a great photographer, and I admire his work and style over the years.
the exhibition was a bit of a disappointment to me... until the moment
that we finally could enter the small video room.
The documentary, filmed by his wife June, made the difference. In my
point of view, one had better FIRST shown the documentary, and next lead
the visitors to the photos.
It's very interesting to see and hear
what drives him, how he watches and observes, and what kind of person he
seems to be. It makes that you can look at his photos from a different
point of view.
Le Grand Palais itself is a beautiful site for photographers, and I
couldn't resist to capture (simply with my iPhone) what I saw myself... I saw scenes of a movie
that has been never shot.
Nothing in comparison with Newton of course, but nevertheless... I like them.
(more pictures of Paris, check here)