I adore Helmut Newton and his powerful influence on the fashion editorial, pop culture, and fine art photography. His images have heavily swayed my artistic tastes and even my desire to major in photography in college. I recently came across the George Michael video by accident, but as soon as I watched it I remembered vividly how obsessed I had been with it. It too is obviously referencing Newton to some extent. Some may take offense, but it cannot be denied that his immense collection of work has taken it's toll on all that has come since.