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

 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. 
 Genius and taste don’t go together. 
 Look, I’m not an intellectual—I just take pictures. 
 Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. 
 The photographs don’t arouse me. All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them. 
 It’s quite true that what I am aiming at, even when I take portraits, is to get a scandalous picture. I would love to be a paparazzo. 
 My mother always said: “If you have any problems, Helmut, don’t tell us, tell the doctor.” 
 My advice for the young? There are two dirty words in photography; one is “art,” and the other is “good taste.” 
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