Inez & Vinoodh
Kelly Klein has been a fixture in the fashion and advertising world since her breakthrough as a prominent 90s fashion photographer. Starting her career in design as an undergraduate at FIT, she quickly became an in demand hire for major brands such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. These expereinces led Klein to find her true passion — photography. Along with publishing seven photo coffee table books of her own, her work has been featured in the likes of Vogue, Interview Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. Klein shoots vulnerably and honestly; publishing intimate photographs of models, candid shots from her life, and exploration of human emotion and religion.
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how it began
"It was always there since I grew up with a fashion journalist mother. She brought French Vogue home from Paris each season and the images formed my ideas on everything"
"As a teenager going to museums, galleries and theater and observing other people"
"I grew up with artists like Vermeer, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Mondrian... and more recently Brice Marden, Urs Fischer, Cindy Sherman"
"All the amazing people we have in front of our lens"
"I am lucky that my work is my hobby"
"Three years ago we started on the visual language for the ready-to-wear world for Chanel with Virginie Viard"
"Making our retrospective book and exhibition was a wonderful way to show how our work comes from 2 brains on 2 pages"
advice to creative entrepreneurs
"Study for as long as you can so you can build up your library of ideas and experiment without pressure"