Dolores Wants a Taxi, New York, Vogue 1958
For someone of William Klein’s caliber, it’s hard to summarize his career in a tidy carousel of images. This is the man, of course, who gave us Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?
, a fashion film that is still referenced by the well-heeled flock. He also blended the photographic reportage styles of Henri Cartier-Bresson with an abstract lens, creating a new brand of street style photography that has inspired generations to come. In Celebration
, published by La Fábrica, the photographer has selected the images he considers the best of his best. No small feat. It spans his work for Vogue
in the 1950s and his seminal work capturing New York and Paris street life in the 1950s and 1960s.
Lido de Ostia, Rome, 1956
Wings of the Hawk, New York, 1955
Le Petit Magot, Paris, 1968
American painter, photographer, writer, and film director William Klein, circa 1958. Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images