June Newton by George Holz
On June 3, 2009, “Three Boys From Pasadena”, an exhibit of photographs by Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis opened at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. The show was conceived and curated by June Newton.
Mel's Dinner, Hollywood, California 2008
Opening night at the Helmut Newton Foundation 2004
June first conceptualized the idea of the “Three Boys from Pasadena” after Helmut’s death.
Cemetery Schoneberg, Berlin, Germany 2009
Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis first met Helmut Newton in 1979 while students at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. Eventually all three became Helmut’s assistants during one of the most exciting and prolific times in Helmut’s photography. For almost thirty years, they kept in touch and shared their personal work with both Helmut and June.
Helmut's Memorial, Berlin 2004
June with friends at the Paris Cafe, Berlin 2004
Sumo on display at the Helmut Newton Foundation 2009
The show consists of 25 pieces of each photographer’s work, edited and selected by June Newton. Along with the photographs are never before seen memorabilia (photographs, Polaroid’s, correspondence, journals and books) from their time working together with Helmut. This is a celebration of mentorship and friendship; many years in the making.
June sees the prints for the first time at the Helmut Newton Foundation 2009
Mark's photographs, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin 2009
June with pictures from Sumo, Helmut Newton Foundation 2009
"As I wrote, you three were the only ones who became photographers in your own right. You three compliment one another and you all had a unique relationship with Helmut and you’ve become his offspring-you have your own voices. It was a special time in your lives - all four of you and I was the witness. It will never come again." June Newton, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, February 13, 2008
Einstein Cafe, Berlin 2009
"It was fitting that I invited them for a group show in Helmut's foundation in Berlin on June 3, 2009. It unfair that I am writing this piece instead of Helmut because he would be so proud of them all." June Newton, Monte Carlo 2009
The Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin 2009