Steven Klein: A cut above the rest
The Times’ Tim Teeman had an interesting chat with photographer Steven Klein, who’s also one of the five photographers featured in the upcoming “Face of Fashion” exhibition opening at the National Portrait Gallery in London on February 15.
In his conversation with Klein, that you can read in its entire form on the online website of The Times, timesonline.co.uk, Klein talks alot about his longtime collaboration with Madonna, mentioning past, current, and future projects. Here are a few excerpts.
“Lots to gas about, then. But Klein cancelled. Madonna wanted to see him, apparently. To be cancelled “for Madonna” simultaneously made me feel perversely proud while also reminding me of my place in life’s greater food chain. So we spoke by phone. He was in Londonto photograph “Elton and David, then I’m doing something with Naomi Campbell and then a project with Madonna again.”
“Madonna, says Klein, is “very clear, surprisingly focused” in conceiving innovative pictures. “When you think about it you never see her back, you rarely see anyone’s back in a photograph and it’
s fascinating to show its muscular structure”.
“Next, Klein wants to move away from shooting celebrities, “and get out into the field” shooting reportage for three forthcoming books: one future subject “strips for Jesus”. He will also make a film with Madonna. So, friends and future associates, stand by to be cancelled.”
From an article by Tim Teeman, The Times Online.