Wiliam Klein – Stern Portfolio Nr. 7

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Wiliam Klein – Stern Portfolio Nr. 7
Publisher: teNeues, 1997
Softcover, 112 pages
Size: 36x27cm
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William Klein is an American artist and filmmaker known for his unconventional style of abstract photography depicting city scenes. Although similar in subject matter to other street photographers such as Diane Arbus and Saul Leiter, as well as fashion photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Klein’s images break from established modes. “I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me. There were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium—grain, contrast, blur, cock-eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on,” he reflected. “I thought it would be good to show what’s possible, to say that this is as valid of a way of using the camera as conventional approaches.”

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