© Just Loomis
Photographers Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis first met Helmut Newton in 1979 while students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. All three became Newton’s assistants during the peak of his career. Afterwards, as they pursued careers of their own, they kept in touch and shared their personal work with both Newton and his wife and long-time collaborator, June Newton. She has conceived of a tribute exhibition showcasing his influence on their “three boys.” She explains: “Each had a unique relationship with Helmut. They’ve become his offspring – each with his own voice. It was a special time in their lives, and I was the witness.”
The exhibit consists of each photographer’s individual work, as well as several vitrines of memorabilia, consisting of snapshots, handwritten notes, journal pages, contact sheets, and other souvenirs. Three Boys From Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton Opens at the Williamson Galler yon Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.