Karyn L. Barr
February 06, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

EW remembers Helmut Newton

”My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse, and entertain,” Helmut Newton — who died on Jan. 23 at 83 after crashing his Cadillac into a wall near L.A.’s Chateau Marmont — once mused. Called the King of Kink, Newton also provoked, with erotically charged black-and-white fashion shots of leggy women. But once his work found credibility in Vogue and Vanity Fair, the Berlin native proved to be a true master in the art of seduction.

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