Photographers Mark Arbeit, George Holz, and Just Loomis initially crossed paths with Helmut Newton during the late 1970s when they were studying at the esteemed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. As time passed and their individual careers flourished, the trio from Pasadena maintained a strong connection with their mentor, consistently sharing their photographic endeavours with both Helmut Newton and his wife, June.
Following Helmut Newton's passing in 2004, June conceived a compelling concept: to curate an exhibition featuring the works of Arbeit, Holz, and Loomis at the Helmut Newton Foundation.
This innovative exhibition, realised in 2009, brilliantly weaves together a rich tapestry of photographs, letters, and mementos. "Three Boys from Pasadena" beautifully commemorates three decades of a truly distinctive mentorship and friendship. It masterfully intertwines the personal narratives of these "boys" and their profound association with Newton, fusing their unique photographic perspectives with their shared history and relationship.
In the video you can get a very up close insight in the "Three Boys from Pasadena"'s relationship with Helmut and June Newton.