From what I've read of him, Cartier-Bresson still keeps his Leica within reach at all times but has claimed for decades that he has no interest in photography any more, only drawing. He stated this quite emphatically in the interview that Aperture did with him about 10 years ago.
I in no way implied that they weren't friendly. I just think the picture is bad, and Newton is a great portraitist. He has to have been bushwacked by a lousy editor. I can't believe that he would choose it. It's not his style at all.
Not at all worthy of Helmut Newton.
I thought you were implying that bresson was not worthy of being photographed by Newton, not that the editor picked a bad picture. Amazing how things are misread on the web.