No one can argue, Elizabeth Taylor lived an intriguing life, marked not only by tremendous success but hardship and pain. Yet no matter what her circumstances may have been, her impish wit and fierce determination to embrace life was constant. Her words make it clear that her life experiences imbued her with insight and emotional integrity. Her words inspire and invite us to take life and ourselves a smidgen less sternly, and hopefully with a lighter heart.
Helmut Newton was also a pioneer of the seven deadly sins in artfully candid display, spanning the entirety of his career as a photographer. After already including his work in this book, I stumbled across a shooting called “The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger, Greed, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, Lust and Pride” project, to which he was commissioned by the Italian magazine Amica in 1982.
This book offers a fresh and lighthearted perspective of the 7 Deadly Sins, providing meeting of humorous photographs of Ms. Taylor together with her quoted guidance, telling works by Helmut Newton, and a slew of much more agreeable, vivacious alternative words for each Sin.