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Helmut Newton 1920-2004

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.

Originally posted Feb 06, 2004 Published in issue #749-750 Feb 06, 2004 Order article reprints