She met photographer Helmut Newton in 1947, June was working as an actress under the surname Brunell and had answered an ad for some modelling work at Helmut's studio. The couple were married the following year.
June's work as a photographer began in 1970 when she stepped-in for her husband who had fallen ill. Helmut was scheduled to photograph a model for an ad for Gitanes cigarettes when he came down with the flu. Unable to contact the model to cancel their appointment, Helmut gave his wife a quick lesson in photography and she photographed the model later that same day. June's chosen pseudonym, Alice Springs, came from the Australian town by the same name.
Working first as a fashion photographer and later as a portraitist
Throughout her photographic career, June Newton continued to work as her husband's art-director, acting both as editor and curator of Helmut's work.
|Lulù De La Falaise -1974|
|Carolina Di Monaco with her son Andrea|
|Yves Saint Laurent and Hazel|
|Wim Wenders and Yohji Yamamoto|
|Diana Vreeland -1984|