After twenty-five years in the fashion industry, Klein turned her attention to photography and began a career that has blurred the lines between the worlds of art and fashion, passion and commerce. Collected here are photographs spanning her career to date, ranging from personal shots to intimate portraiture and editorial work commissioned for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Edited by the artist, this is a stunning catalog of a rich and varied canon of work that juxtaposes the photographer s contrasting styles to reveal a consistent sensibility an effortlessness that reflects a natural translation of beauty in the images. From haunting still lifes and profound landscapes to glamorous candid snapshots and sophisticated fashion features, Klein s unique eye is present throughout an icon of style lending a touch of her own vision to everything she photographs.
-T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE
"While Kelly Klein has made a career shooting high fashion for magazines and billboards the world over, what makes Photographs by Kelly Klein, her exquisite new collection, truly special is that those indelible images are mixed with snapshots showing off small bits of Klein's own (incredibly photogenic) life."
"[Kelly Klein] allows a peek inside what her life has looked like over the past 35 years. Yes, this includes personal images of her vacations with luminaries such as Diane von Furstenberg, Fran Leibovitz and her ex-husband, Mr. Klein, but it also features professional shoots with the original supermodels, including Carolyn Murphy and Kate Moss."
-THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
"[Photographs by Kelly Klein] gives a glimpse into the lives of the monumental people she's known. These intimate moments, interspersed among her compelling landscapes, still lifes, and fashion shots, show a different side of famous personalities with carefully constructed public faces. . . Photographs by Kelly Klein is one of those rare beasts: a striking coffee table book that reveals a vivid narrative of a moment in history by those who lived it best."
"[Photographs by Kelly Klein] is filled with stunning visual surprises. . . The book is both a sweet and stylish way of memorializing her extraordinary life to date."