#9 William Klein

by Allison H.

William Klein is one of my favorite street photographers.

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Gun 1, one of his most well known photographs. He actually interacted with the subject and asked him to look tough.

Gun 2, New York, 1954-1955

Gun 2, I love the energy in this photo.

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At first sight, I couldn’t really tell what was the real scene and what was the reflection, not until I realized it was a mirror standing on the street. The reflection in the mirror blends perfectly in the scene.

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As a street photographer, he is always capable of capturing many things that happened at the same time. His photographs not tell stories but also are enriched with vividness and rebellion. I appreciate his way of photographing very much: the attitude of “I don’t give a shit”, which is what I’m trying to gain more and more when photographing on streets, to get closer no matter what, because sometimes I take things a bit seriously when taking photos, and I’m trying to change that. Looking at his photographs I can only use one word to summarize: alive.

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“If you look carefully at life, you see blur. shake your hand. Blur is a part of life.” – William Klein

 

http://kroutchev.blogspot.jp/search/label/William%20Klein

http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/03/26/10-lessons-william-klein-has-taught-me-about-street-photography/

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