Sunday, 7 November 2010


Taken by William klein, he positioned himself on some Spanish steps with a telephoto lens.  He wanted to capture lots of activity on a busy street without drawing attention to himself and also flatten perspective so that the figures would look as though they had been pasted onto a backdrop.  He got two models to walk across a pedestrian crossing, doing double takes as they passed each other to reflect the fact they were wearing similar dresses.  The idea of contrasting the dress stripes with the pedestrian crossing was a smart one – but could have looked contrived. The activity surrounding the models as they crossed the street adds reality to the situation.
I could portray a similar look by using a print and detailed backgrounds, for example; checked, leopard, zebra/stripes against fences, windows and window displays or bricks.
Six Masters of Fashion Photography

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