Just Loomis

George Holz Returns to Pasadena

June 13, 2012

A young photographer’s fairy-tale, George Holz and his friends, Just Loomis and Mark Arbeit, talked their way into becoming Helmut Newton’s assistants while still at art school. Five years after Newton’s death in 2004, Holz, Loomis, and Arbeit honored their former mentor with their Berlin exhibition, “Three Boys From Pasadena,” curated by Newton’s wife, June. After Berlin, the show moved to Paris and New York. This month, a new, expanded version of the exhibition opens in Pasadena, where Loomis, Holz, and Arbeit first met Newton in 1979.