Alice Springs is the subject of a fascinating retrospective being staged at the European Museum of Photography (MEP) until the 4th November. The wife of the illustrious photographer Helmut Newton, she herself became a master in the art of photography in the 1970s.
Alice Springs: actress turned photographer
Bedridden with the flu, Helmut Newton was unable to fulfil the order placed by the cigarette manufacturer Gitanes. So he explained to his wife how his camera and light meter worked and sent her in his place. The resulting portrait was such a success that other orders soon came flooding in making June Brunell, alias Alice Springs, an illustrious and talented photographer in her own right. Her advertising and fashion shots are on show at the MEP alongside her best portraits and several nudes, as part of a unique retrospective in Paris.
More informations : Alice Springs – Retrospective at the MEP