- Hardcover: 116 pages
- Publisher: Contrasto (April 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8869655342
- ISBN-13: 978-8869655340
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.6 x 11.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,037,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Klein's greatest effort was also his first, Life is Good and Good For You In New York, done in the mid-1950s when he was in his 20s and obviously full of piss and vinegar. Save your money and buy that instead, despite the deeply-flawed Errata edition. (My review is on Amazon.)
Brooklyn + Klein was done in Klein's mid-80s. Material available on-line shows him being pushed around in a wheelchair. At best he is leaning up against something with a cane nearby. The credits list two assistants. And the project was shot for camera-maker Sony.
So it's unfair to compare the two works. Instead, I guess that one-third of these new images might have made the cut for his 1956 masterpiece. (That is only 17 keepers out of 52--Brooklyn + Klein is not a very big book.)
Still, Klein is roaming through very fertile and well-stomped ground for street photography. Who owns a DSLR and couldn't make at least a few decent images from Coney Island, an AfroPunk Festival and a Jamaican Day parade?
Other shots, including several of the Hasidic Jews and all four random storefronts appear to be padding. The storefronts look like they were taken from a car.
Sony furnished the camera and "commissioned" the book. And perhaps it had some control over what got printed. Klein's signature blur of the 1950s makes only a token appearance here...blur doesn't sell cameras.
And some of the crowd images have even more interesting detail shots hidden away. Cropping would produce much better photographs...but that compromises sharpness that sells cameras.
Italian publisher Contrasto furnishes a nicely bound and printed book with images on heavy paper. There isn't much text, but a couple passages suffer from lack of an editor or bad translation.