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A favorite shot of mine is one of a woman wearing Bulgari jewels and stuffing a chicken. Needless to say, Bulgari thought it was a terrible thing for me to do with their jewels.
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I am very influenced by actresses in movies, and literature is another influence.
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I did find a wonderful girl last year, but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars.
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I get inspired, in America, by a certain kind of sleaziness. I do like luxury, but I've done a lot of that in the past.
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I have mixed feelings about those sorts of things. When I see it done by interesting young people, I think it's very valid. But when established photographers, people in their forties, copy me and get a lot of money, well, I find that to be very stupid.
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I like girls who are just starting. They have not been formed, they have no routine, they have not been in front of the camera.
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I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.
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I rang Alex and told him that the weather was terrible. He said, "Helmut, I'm not interested in the weather. All I'm interested in are the pictures you will be bringing back to New York." He threw it back at me.
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I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.
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I used to hate doing color. I hated transparency film. The way I did color was by not wanting to know what kind of film was in my camera.
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I was lucky to have my wife as the art director, and it turned out to be quite something - a great success. I'm very proud of it.
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I was very interested in sadomasochism. It's perfectly legitimate. This was shot in a beautiful Paris hotel for a men's magazine called Adam that Vogue published at the time.
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I will not have a PR woman looking over my shoulder. That's out of the question. What I photograph mostly in Hollywood are men or actresses I know. Pretty, young actresses are boring-unless they're brilliant.
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In a particular photo one girl has a whip clenched between her teeth. She looked great. But I think Mr. Hermes had a fit when he saw the photos.
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In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast between the figures and the location - I like that kind of California backyard look; clapboard houses, staircases outdoors.
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It was Taschen Benedikt, the publisher's idea, not mine. I would never have dreamt of it - I'm pretty full of myself but I'm not that bad!
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It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.
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My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
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People gave us everything for free. We were allowed only so much film per picture, but there was no limit to the creativity. I like to say that they let us loose like wild dogs in the streets of Paris.
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Technically, I have not changed very much. Ask my assistants. They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with. I don't have heavy equipment. I work out of one bag.
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That magazine was delicious, divine. My happiest time as a fashion photographer was during the years I spent at French Vogue.
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The whole series is black-and-white, so when I went to shoot one of the women I only had black-and-white film with me. She had reddish hair and was a very pretty girl, a nice girl.
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They often ask me to shoot for them. But I say no. I think an old guy like me ought not take pages away from young photographers who need the exposure.
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Well, a copy was auctioned last year at a charity auction in Berlin, and it became the most expensive single book of the 20th Century.
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Well, it takes a certain amount of money. And I've got to see pictures of the person ahead of time. If I don't like the way the person looks I won't do it.
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