Dorothea McGowan poses with pyramid wearing a dress by Capucci, Rome, 1962. Photograph by William Klein. From 1955 to 1965 Klein worked for Vogue. He preferred to photograph his models out in the street or on location. He used this opportunity to introduce new techniques to fashion photography, including the use of wide-angle and long-focus lenses, long exposures combined with flash and multiple exposures – making fashion an area of innovation in photography.
New York in Color: Antonia + Yellow Taxi- Antonia + Yellow Taxi, New York 30/4, 1962 Despite having no formal training, William Klein became a hugely influential photographer in fashion and photojournalism. His use of motion blur, unusual in the 1960s, underlines this photograph of a model stepping out of a ubiquitous New York yellow cab Photograph: William Klein
When William Klein first started photographing the streets of New York in the 50’s, he did so with a “photographic diary” approach. At the time, he didn’t think of creating a book on New York or anything of the sort.