Tribute to William Klein

color, Leica, monochrome, Paris, Photography, photojournalism, Street photography, urban life

This post is devoted to William Klein, whose birthday is Wednesday, April 19th. Born in 1928 in New York’s Manhattan neighborhood, he is a painter, visual artist, and above all, fashion and street photographer, author-photographer, fiction filmmaker and publicist. William Klein is an American citizen but he lives and works in Paris, I will not give you the exact address of his residence, but he certainly lives in the arrondissement I prefer in Paris.


I present today in this post a book dedicated to Paris, my birthplace and which visibly seduced William Klein who discovers Europe and Paris doing his military service in 1948. “Paris + Klein” is therefore a book where the artist recounts his taste for disorder and his fascination for Paris, his adopted city. Probably a tribute of William Klein to the french capital. This book contains 345 pages with full color photos and full-color black and white. In 2002, “Paris + Klein” came out of the printing press and with this book a lot of photos on various events and Parisian figures between the years 1960 to the 2000s. A beautiful book for the lovers of William Klein and Paris of course.

Happy birthday Mr. Klein.



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Thirty-three years ago, on 19 March 1984, Garry Winogrand, the American photographer who died in Tijuana, Mexico. For the last post of the week, I pay tribute today to this great photographer. Born in 1928 in New York, he was famous for his black and white snapshots portraying an eloquent portrait of the United States. From the 1950s until the early 1980s, Garry Winogrand is undoubtedly one of the great masters of street photography with Robert Frank, Saul Leiter, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans…


My reference book is certainly that of Garry Winogrand, a book of 464 pages containing more than 400 black and white photographs. This book was published by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by Leo Rubinfien with Érin O’toole and Sarah Greenough in 2013. If you have the opportunity to possess this book, I advise you warmly, it features only exceptional photos.


Death suddenly at the age of 56, Garry Winogrand left us thousands of images of an authentic America on a not so distant era, in any case for me! Thanks for all your Garry pictures.

34 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London

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