Photographers Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis first met Helmut Newton in 1979 while students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Eventually all three became Helmut's assistants during one of the most exciting and prolific times in Helmut's photography. For almost thirty years, they kept in touch and shared their personal work with both Helmut and his wife June. The show and accompanying book consists of each photographer's individual work, as well as several memorabilia panels, with never-before-seen snapshots, handwritten notes, journal pages, contact sheets, and other souvenirs of their time with Helmut.
The exhibit runs from December 7, 2010 to January 30, 2011 at Clic Gallery New York. This evening from 6 to 8 pm, all three artists will be present for an opening reception and book signing.
" As I wrote, you three were the only ones who became photographers in your own right. You three compliment one another and you all had a unique relationship with Helmut and you've become his offspring - you have your own voices. It was a special time in your lives - all four of you and I was the witness. It will never come again." - June Newton, 2008
Mark Arbeit trained under Newton and Irving Penn and has shot for In Style, Vogue Paris, Forbes, Marie Claire and many other publications.
Just Loomis worked as a fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar and The New York Times Magazine before turning to portrait and documentary work.
George Holz's images have been published in Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, Madame Figaro, Interview and many more. He shot several albums covers and film posters, including Madonna's Borderline.
Courtesy Clic Gallery New York