Helmut Newton: A Gun for Hire
Place Published: Koln (Cologne)
Date Published: 2005
Book Id: 38024
216pp. Quarto [31 cm] Black paper over boards with black titles printed in bold letters on the spine and front cover. The book is in very good condition, with mildly rubbed covers. Minor spine roll. In a very good dust jacket, with light wear on the surface and edges.
"Helmut always referred to himself as 'A Gun for Hire.' 'Because that is what I am,' he said. 'When I was young and poor and starting as a photographer, I decided to accept any job that came along. I had made up my mind to earn my living taking photos, any photos and not to treat my craft as a precious art form. I was quite ready to prostitute this precious talent that God had given me to make my living.' In other words, the clients paid him to shoot pictures." - June Newton, 2005