LOS ANGELES -- Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton died yesterday when he lost control of his Cadillac while leaving a Hollywood hotel and crashed into a wall. He was 83.
Mr. Newton, a fashion photographer whose work appeared in magazines such as Playboy, Elle, and Vogue, was best known for his stark, black-and-white nude photos.
Mr. Newton, who was Jewish, fled Germany for Singapore in December 1938, a month after Nazi-led pogroms. He eventually settled in Australia and became a citizen, then took up residence in Monte Carlo.