On the road with William Klein

William Klein, 19.4.1928, Single of the day

 

Quando la classe è per strada, Buon Compleanno Mr. Klein!

When road is classy, Happy Birthday Mr. Klein!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duane Michals, the prose portrait author

imagesDuane Michals, 18.2.1932, Single of the Day.

 

 

 

“I have a new concept. I call it the “prose portrait.” A prose portrait doesn’t necessarily show you what someone looks like; it’s not a line-for-line reproduction of a face. A prose portrait tells you what the nature of the person is about. When I photographed Magritte, the portrait was made in the nature of Magritte. When I photographed Warhol, the portrait was in the character, the mystery—if there is one—of Warhol. You can’t capture someone, per se. How could you? The subject probably doesn’t even know who he (or she) is. So, for me, a prose portrait is about a person, rather than of a person.”

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