Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shooting Kinski #12 (Helmut Newton)


To promote the release of EXPOSED in 1983, Playboy magazine ran one of the strangest pictorials in its history. The photo spread featured Nastassja, James Toback and a Marlene Dietrich doll. It was shot by the famed photographer Helmut Newton, and it was accompanied with text by Bruce Williamson and an interview with Toback.

While the shoot was disappointing and I have read that Nastassja later regretted it, I thought it was well worth pointing out for those interested. Here is the lovely cover (this particular one is the Japanese edition) and a couple of shots from the pictorial, a scan of the full article appears at Nastassja Kinski JP.

3 comments:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

That is a really beautiful cover. Yeah, the pics look sort of strange.

Jeremy Richey said...

The cover shot is incredible...the shoot is okay but it isn't among her best...

dya91101 said...

Hi, love your NK blog! Well done! The black see through dress that NK is wearing in Playboy looks like the one Madonna wore in her music video 'Vogue'...http://i28.tinypic.com/2uohp1y.jpg. Thanks!