NXEL GROVE in the sample there are pictures of her intimate friend Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, David Beckham and Lady Gaga, for whom he directed the clip of Alexander. Klein is the photographer most sought after by the industry of fashion and marketing. Shimmie Horn describes an additional similar source. The exhibition of Sao Paulo is the largest mounted about his work. To his critics, he is a clown. For friends (Madonna, Lady Gaga and Brad Pitt), among them the last genius. Whatever the verdict, the pockets and the agenda of the American photographer Steven Klein (New York, 1965) are just as full.
During recent years it has become the most sought-after professional by the fashion industry and the marketing of the celebrity. The same signed editorials in magazines more trendy, as W – where put Madonna to do yoga or riding-; makes album covers, like Britney (2001), the third album Studio of Britney Spears or Lady Gaga Alejandro marks the realization of the video clip. Forty photos, two triptychs, 27 Polaroid and various videos now the work of Klein comes to museums with USAnatomy (play on words between the EE UU stands and the word anatomy, Anatomy), an exhibition at the Museu Brasileiro da Esculura de Sao Paulo, the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on this controversial photographer. Sample, with forty photos, two large triptychs, 27 images with large format Polaroid film and several videos, is an anthology of the works of Klein in the past fifteen years. Of course, their models remove the hiccups to any fan of the celebrities: Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, David Beckham, Natalie Portman, Prince, Naomi Campbell photographer, which has gained in notoriety to be the professional prrido to shape his public image by Madonna – who made pictures of the albums Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) and Hard Candy (2008), clips for multimedia shows of the tours of the singer and the video installation X-STTIC PRO = CeSS (2003)-, has a style quite thug. Klein likes to play with pop celebrities who portrays, dramatizing shocking situations in appearance (Timberlake appears as a victim of a beating, for example) and using all the manipulative possibilities of digital photography.
The photographer, who refuses to call his style, art it has also fully entered the realm of fashion, managing campaigns for major companies in the sector, such as Calvin Klein, D & G, Alexander McQueen and Nike. Usually take each campaign to shoot short films on video: Lara, Fiction Noir (2009) reached some degree of controversy for his sadomasochistic images. Despite the fame, Klein said in a recent interview that he feels frustrated because do not want you to continue manufacturing dreams about Barbie dolls that have never existed and as a photographer I would like to reflect what is happening in the world.