Helmut Newton’s Private Property is a rare showcase of the photographer’s personal life. It includes films that shed light on the development of “Newtonian” imagery, a collection of the photographer’s cameras, accessories and other objects used in his photography. The famous customized “Newtonmobile” is on display, along with portions of his library and office from Monte Carlo. His numerous publications in magazines like Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, Stern and Der Spiegel, as well as 100 posters of Helmut Newton exhibitions from 1975 to the present document the development of his work.
The photographer’s affinity for his hometown Berlin – which he was forced to leave in 1938 – is depicted in original photos from his childhood and youth. This permanent display also chronicles Newton’s subsequent stops throughout his emigration up to his first fashion photos in Australia, which also feature his future wife June as a model.