Permanent Display

Helmut Newton’s Private Property is a rare showcase of the photographer’s personal life. It includes films that shed light on the development of “Newtonian” imagery, a collection of the photographer’s cameras, accessories and other objects used in his photography. The famous customized Newtonmobile is on display, along with portions of his library and office from Monte Carlo. His numerous publications in magazines like Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, Stern and Spiegel, as well as 100 posters of Helmut Newton exhibitions from 1975 to the present document the development of his work.

The photographer’s affinity for his hometown Berlin – which he was forced to leave in 1938 – is depicted in original photos from his childhood and youth. This permanent display also chronicles Newton’s subsequent stops throughout his emigration up to his first fashion photo in Australia, which also feature his future wife June as an actress and a model.

Interview with Philippe Serieys

At the permanent display Helmut Newton’s Private Property, HNF’s director Matthias Harder talks to Philippe Serieys, the former assistant of Newton, about their collaboration for various commissions at different locations in the 1980s and 1990s.