Helmut Newton
[Photographer, b. 1920, Berlin, d. 2004, Los Angeles.]

 Look, I’m not an intellectual—I just take pictures. 
 Genius and taste don’t go together. 
 The photographs don’t arouse me. All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them. 
 Some people’s photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already. 
 Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. 
 My mother always said: “If you have any problems, Helmut, don’t tell us, tell the doctor.” 
 I just had a bellyful and realized I had shot enough nudes to last a lifetime. In fact, although I have no idea of the number, I think I photographed too many naked women. 
 I like the idea of trespassing... What I am aiming at, even when I take portraits, is to get a scandalous picture. I would love to be a paparazzo. 
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