HELMUT NEWTON (1920 – 2004) was an important German photographer who was particularly noted for his erotic fashion photographs for Vogue magazine. He recorded all of his ideas. He was absolutely precise in preparing for a photo session, often spending several days getting ready for a single session. The costs usually remained low, however. His work shows how fascinated Newton was by women. His photographs show women as prostitutes, women as men. All of this inspiration emanated from Newton’s interest in women, sexuality, nightlife among prostitutes and even drag shows. Helmut liked to use new technology or attempted to enliven photography with something new that had never been used before. This is how he used ring flash to create photographs of models with red eyes. Photographers who inspired him included Brassaï and Dr Erich Salomon.