At the request of Helmut Newton’s widow, Herzog is also developing a documentary about the legendary German-Australian fashion photographer, famed for his work in Vogue and other high-end fashion publications.
I can't think of a better director to tackle Newton's career. Their work, both of them, has a directness but avoids being edgy for its own sake.
Here's a couple shots by Newton of Sigourney Weaver I've always liked.
Yeah, that's directness.