As part of my birthday celebrations, I went to Fotografiska yesterday to see the Helmut Newton exhibition. He was so prolific it's hard to pick a favourite, or even a bunch of favourites. Some say he objectified women, other's say his work was deeply complex and Newton himself said, "I am a pornographer". It's hard to really say what he was or did, seeing as everyone has such differing opinions, but I love whatever it was and I think that it empowered women.
There were famous quotes put up across the walls of the gallery, this was one of them which I think is particularly true and often forgotten.
"The perfect fashion photo, doesn't look like a fashion photo, but more like a film still, or a portrait or a keepsake photo - somehow like anything but a fashion photo."