William Klein is an American-born French photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.
From 1955 to 1965, Klein began shooting glamorous yet innovative pictures for Vogue and other publications expanding the limits of acceptability in fashion photography. He established a reputation as a revolutionalry and talented fashion lensman. He used on-location set-ups, shot with wide-angle and telephoto lenses, sometimes with flash and multiple exposures.
William Klein, produced three more books, on Rome, Moscow and Tokyo. He is recognized as one of the 20th Century most influential photographers. He is better known in Europe and his adopted hometown of Paris than in his native United States.
(Photos by William Klein)