Helmut Newton, a world renowned photographer, was apparently fired from Singapore Straits Times for being incompetent. Here is the article that mentions it:
"Newton was born on October 31, 1920 and raised in Berlin, Germany. His father, a wealthy button manufacturer, tried to enroll him in the American School of Berlin but young Helmut was quickly expelled for constant daydreaming about photography, swimming, and girls. His first photographic apprenticeship came in 1936, when he became an assistant for the Berlin photographer, Elsie Simon. Also known as Yva, Simon was famous for her fashion portraiture and nude photography. She, along with Lotte Jacobi, numerous other Jewish photographers, and Newton himself, had to flee Germany in the early 1930s. Newton moved to Singapore to accept a photojournalist position at the Singapore Straits Times. Two weeks later he was fired, due to "incompetence." He then moved to Australia and acquired Australian nationality in 1938. After serving five years in the Australian army, he married and opened a small studio in Melbourne. In 1957 he moved to Paris, and his first solo exhibition was in 1975 at the Nikon gallery."
Becareful when you next hantam some newbie here. He may be the next Helmut in the making. hahaha
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