“A midnight scene… only in Brooklyn. My assistant and I were watching a mediocre minor league double header. The Staten Island Yankees versus the Coney Island Mets. Their split. A man came over to join us. He was a Czech Rabin who had arrived here in 1980, a baseball and photography fan. He recognised me and asked, “What are you guys doing?” We told him. He asked us whether we wanted to see a Hasidic prayer and study session. It was only a block away. We accepted. (…)“ William Klein
"Brooklyn" is the newest body of work by William Klein. He sets out on a new project to document the New York borough of Brooklyn, a city he refers to as ‘the America of tomorrow’. Commissioned by Sony, exclusively for their new Global Imaging Ambassadors programme, this is the first time Klein produces work entirely on digital cameras. His artistic career continues to produce work today. Sixty years after his work "Life is Good and Good for You in New York", notoriously re-known photographer and artist, William Klein returned to his native roots to document Brooklyn. The energy and composition of the images are classic. Klein, who at 86 years old, continues to impress his peers and critics. Of the programme, Klein says, "Brooklyn for me, a Manhattanite, has always been a mystery. This year, it became a photographic discovery. With the Sony a99, photography has been a pleasure. The camera has been a partner, rather than a burden. And the quality of the photos have proven to be an unexpected revelation."
Size: 297 x 210 mm
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