Helmut Newton’s photographs remind me of the first time I saw Pretty Woman (I was 9).  My world was forever changed when I saw Julia turn her back to Richard by his car, showcasing that silver circle holding her glorious purple outfit together.  Newton’s photos have a similar effect.  What’s happening in the photo is a scandal and so is you looking at them, but it has to be done.  Anyways, this is a painting of the cover Newton’s new book, Helmut Newton, Polaroids.

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