Red Coat / Paris, France

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Le Smoking, Helmut Newton for YSL, 1975.

Le Smoking, Helmut Newton for YSL, 1975.

On the street that Helmut Newton called home.

The day prior, I had seen the first French retrospective of Newton’s work since his 2004 death. Two hundred original prints, on display at the┬áThe Grand Palais, curated by the legendary photographer’s wife. Inspired by his 1975 photo, Le Smoking, I found the street, walked and shot. It wasn’t at night. And there weren’t supermodels in tuxedos (or less). But just a few steps after this shot, the woman in red walked right over the location of Newton’s stunning image.

February 20, 2014