Helmut Newton & Guy Bourdin

Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin are basically the godfathers of fashion photography, known for reinventing the medium and challenging ideas of beauty and sexuality. Essentially, they took ingeniously creative photographs of nudes that shocked really conservative people. Helmut Newton is known for his provocative, erotic black and white photos, and Guy Bourdin is known for his surreal, mysterious, and often sinister color photos. It's no wonder Kanye wants to live inside their work. We do, too!