" 'Yellow journalism' a phrase coined in the late 19th century because of its smear appeal, still lives on as a derogatory term for some types of publications. For years I have been cutting out photographs from the daily press and special magazines, many of Italian origin which regularly publish pictures taken by the paparazzi of events and personalities, and keeping them in my drawer. They inspired me. Later I confessed my love to what is known in French as 'les faits divers' to Roger Therond, legendary editor in chief of 'Paris Match' who commissioned me on a number of occasions to cover a faits divers."
The groups of images that comprise Playboy Projections are shown in the centre of the foundation's exhibition space. As a regular contributing photographer to the world's best fashion and entertainment magazines, Newton also photographed for Playboy from the 70's.
Helmut Newton Foundation