Of Jewish origin, born in Berlin in the year 1920. When the persecution against the Jews began, he left Germany for Singapore, where he worked as a photographer in a newspaper. From Singapore he was deported to Australia. Being a German, he spent a period in an internment camp. Later he was enlisted by the Australian army until the end of World War II. After the war, he established his own photography studio. At this time he meets his later wife, June Browne. To complete his training in the field of fashion, he went to London for two years. She travels to Paris to work in fashion magazines such as Vogue or Elle and it is in this city where, after traveling all over the world, she fixes her habitual residence. His career as a fashion photographer begins to have worldwide recognition, becoming one of the most successful photographers. Newton's last years were between the cities of New York and Monte Carlo. Newton's work has an easily identifiable style of its own. Photos full of glamor, seduction and elegance have made it the cover of the most prestigious magazines. Pictures of beautiful women are famous in luxurious environments where some of them have become an iconic image of the 20th century. Newton has been in love with beauty, with his camera he managed to capture it like nobody else. Helmut Newtom dies in January 2004 in a traffic accident in Los ƒ geles.