While surfing the idiot box late last night, I stumbled upon "Stars - by Helmut Newton", on the Sundance Channel - an absolutely wonderful documentary about his work and "inner directions", with contributions, commentary and insights from his models and associates... and actual footage of Newton at work.
IMHO, he was one of the brightest lights in photography, not only for his work, but for his talent of creating/ enabling/ drawing out the genius in the work of his models. His ability to convey the inate strength of his models was beyond description.
"Stars ... " will be aired again, twice in January. I'll watch it again - I missed the first few minutes.
The Sundance schedule can be accessed at [http:Sundance Channel - What's On ]