on January 9, 2007
This is a good, yet brief summary of Steven Klein's work. His photographs have a raw, provocative energy and this magazine/portfolio is a nice representation of it. I am simply just a big fan of his work and wish there was more. I'm waiting for a book to come out with his full body of work. Until then, this will do.
on February 23, 2008
Another exciting edition in a series of magazine format portfolios focusing on influential fashion/portrait photographers. Mr.Steven Klein's photography continues where Mr. Helmut Newton left off...imagining a world where the impossibly beautiful people are often dressed in fetish-couture and theatrically posed in horrific circumstances or some oddly alienating situations, often with a toxic hint of erotic satisfaction in the air. A safe,warm,fuzzy or cozy world is something Mr.Klein seems determined never to enter...and succeeds masterfully. Often unsettling. Always perversely glamorous. It's not easy to shoot the same, stale "it" models and celebs that overpopulate the newsstands and still be able to make a stunningly fresh and darkly provocative image. It speaks of his unwavering fantasy, psychological insight,research, eye for detail and assembling the best creative team to realize his vision.It's abit terrifying to think who may be his successor...
on April 19, 2010
if you love the photos by steven klein in vogue and W magazine, you will feel dissatisfied, for every twistedly great photo there are five homoerotic filler photos, i wanted to keep this booklet, but i was just disaponinted.