William Klein, Antonia Simone Barbershop, New York, 1961
Some work is on show at Someret House as part of the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition until 20 May. More excitingly he will be the subject of joint retrospective with Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern in October. The pairing seems a good one, but Klein's comment to Sean O'Hagan was "I think it's kind of stupid". Read the full article here.
I would look at my contact sheets and my heart would be beating, you know. To see if I’d caught what I wanted. Sometimes, I’d take shots without aiming, just to see what happened, I’d rush into crowds – bang! bang! I liked the idea of luck and taking a chance. Other times I’d frame a composition I saw and plant myself somewhere, longing for some accident to happen.
Klein, William (1981) Photographs: An Aperture Monograph, New York: Aperture, p16
|William Klein, Club Allegro Fortissimo, Paris, 1989|
|William Klein, Candy Store, 1955|
|William Klein, Bikini, Moscow, 1959|
|William Klein, Selwyn, 42nd Street, New York, 1955|
|William Klein, Dance Happening, Tokyo, 1961|
|William Klein, Crowd, Broadway and 103rd Street, NY, 1954-5|