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Springs, Alice (1923)

Originally an actress, June Browne becomes Helmut Newton’s wife and closest collaborator, in 1948. In 1971, her husband asks her to replace him on a photo shoot because of an illness and promptly June Newton undertakes the pseudonym Alice Springs and becomes herself a professional photographer specialized in fashion and advertising. In 1976, she decides to move her practice towards portraiture for which she privileges natural light and simple compositions that reveal the sensitivity, intensity and humanity of her sitters such as Karl Lagerfeld, Hannah Schygulla or Gerhard Richter. She also often depicts her husband at work amid stiletto heels and straps, her husband entitled the king of provocation while she prefers natural pictures but also dares to reveal pubic hair, buttocks and boobs in her own subtle manner. Once asked to reflect to which iconic celebrity couple amongst June and Henry Miller, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald or Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, her couple resembled the most, Alice Springs answered: ‘I am flattered by the comparison, however, during a séance for YSL in Paris, Loulou de la Falaise-Klossowski likened us to Laurel & Hardy.’
 

Tags / Alice Springs - Australian Photographer - Portrait - Natural - 1980s - Intense
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Alice Springs, Catherine Deneuve, Paris, 1986
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Alice Springs, Lawrence George Durrell, 1984
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Alice Springs, Pat Cleveland, Paris, c. 1970
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Alice Springs, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paris, 1977
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Alice Springs, Stanley William Hayter, 1976
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Alice Springs, Susi and Lena, 1976
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Alice Springs, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1978
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