Hint Tip: June Newton

Helmut Newton’s consort, June Newton, was just as much of a provocateur as he, photographing a prolific body of work under the pseudonym Alice Springs. Opening today, an exhibit at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, her first comprehensive retrospective, traces the scope of her vision, which started four decades ago almost by chance, when the hubby was bedridden with a particularly nasty case of influenza. From then, June quickly became a shutter virtuoso, shooting covers, campaigns and some of the century’s most iconic artists—i.e. Yves Saint Laurent, Gerhard Richter. Of course, being a Newton, she shared a taste for the lascivious and titillating, so alongside her regal portraits, you’ll find a healthy smattering of nubile bottoms, sexy blondes and heaving bosoms.

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