New York Magazine

‘JUNE NEWTON’ WAS NEVER FAMOUS

But photographer Alice Springs knew how to put stars like Grace Jones at ease—and her husband, Helmut, in heels.
Anjelica Huston, Los Angeles, 1983.

THE 95-YEAR-OLD photographer June Newton, a.k.a. Alice Springs, is the widow of provocative fashion photographer Helmut Newton, but that’s the least interesting thing about her.

Grace Jones, Monte Carlo, 1987.

Under Springs’s gaze, world-famous actresses like Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, and Audrey Hepburn look like people, not icons—as if caught mid-sentence in intimate conversation, their eyes telegraphing intellectual and emotional depth. Springs respects her subjects’ beauty but doesn’t accept it as a mask. There are shadows beneath Deneuve’s perfect features; Hepburn looks gorgeous but

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from New York Magazine

New York Magazine2 min read
Mar 08
At a rally in Long Island City, Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes yet another plan: regulating tech conglomerates. TODAY, anyone who hopes to restore the competitive, pluralistic, decentralized internet has to overcome not just the tech companies’ c
New York Magazine2 min readFood & Wine
Mina’s
MINA STONE STARTED private cheffing to support herself after fashion school but eventually dropped the dress designing for food full-time, establishing a niche in the art world by catering gallery dinners and as Urs Fischer’s in-studio cook. That job
New York Magazine6 min read
ART & ARCHITECTURE / JERRY SALTZ & JUSTIN DAVIDSON
NEW YORK’S architecture critic, Justin Davidson, and art critic, Jerry Saltz, both spent a lot of time considering the expanded Museum of Modern Art. After multiple visits to the reopened museum, they compared their observations. Justin Davidson: Le