While Newton was stationed in Tocumwal on June 4th, 1945, his first cover was published. It was the Australasian Post, and the cover featured a young woman holding a bucket of grapes on her shoulder. "I ran from one news-stand to the next and stood in front of them in excitement and admiration." It's assumed that there were very few newsstands where his base was.
Inspired to be the future of fashion photography, Newton got himself a studio in Melbourne, Victoria on Flinders lane. He would use every opportunity to show his work in hopes of finally breaking in.