“It’s a joy to contemplate the photography of June Newton, a.k.a. Alice Springs. The Australian-born Springs is the 95-year-old widow of the provocative fashion photographer Helmut Newton, but that’s the least interesting thing about her.
Under Springs’s gaze, world-famous actresses like Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, and Audrey Hepburn look like people, not icons — conversational, intent, their eyes telegraphing depths beneath. Springs respects their beauty, but doesn’t accept it as a mask. There are shadows beneath Deneuve’s perfect features; Hepburn looks gorgeous, but her age….”
While preparing for an extensive documentary portrait photography project on Australian female creatives and innovators, I came across this article about June Newton aka Alice Springs published earlier this year along with a series of links to other articles about her and her work as a photographer and director of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
- Helmut Newton Foundation – Alice Springs
- i-D – alice springs: the unsung pioneer of the female lens
- Maconochie Photography – London agent for June and Helmut Newton
- Taschen – June Newton
- The Cut – The Electric Intimacy of Alice Springs
- The Guardian – Double exposure
- The Monthly – Helmut Newton and Alice Springs
- Vanity Fair – Helmut Newton, Through a New Lens