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Steven Klein (Stern Portfolio)
Steven Klein (Stern Portfolio)
by Steven Klein
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars just aswell it's cheap, 6 July 2007
I've become a big fan of klein's work lately, and cannot believe there are no true published books of his work seeing as how much he has done and how long he has been around. I was pleased with this book but mainly because it allowed me to have large images of his work to browse, however, since this selection isn't chosen by himself, it's exactly all the images you see on [...] nothing more, nothing less. I was very dissapointed to not see anything slightly harder to find or more unusual, since it's simply a representation of his most popular work. For roughly £9 though its still good value for money and i'd recommend it, but i'm holding my breath for a large book, lachapelle's heaven to hell proved it can done for a good price.
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Lachapelle Land
Lachapelle Land
by David LaChapelle
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where the original cinematic campness began, 10 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Lachapelle Land (Hardcover)
I'm so happy to finally own this book having owned the other two in the trilogy (not artists and prostitutes obviously) and in my opinion this book is quite underrated. A few people and other reviewers consider this to be the weakest of the three books. However, i'd say this book definitely has a stronger artistic feel to it, through its playful composition of photographs on the pages and more cinematic looking photographs, whereas heaven and hell had a more digital 'presentation' feel to it, despite still being a great book.

Its pleasing to see a large number of photographs that are impossible to find by googling or browsing his website due to their age, such as spreads from The Face and other brilliant magazines. Its also interesting to see a stronger amount of black and white photographs, and the inclusion of the graphic silkscreen designs on the box cover. His muses Amanda and Pamela aren't present in this book apart from one of Pamela in a shop window, another obscure gem. It shows his vision before his tendencies to do big haired glamour pusses and people posing in brightly coloured rooms set in, and makes you wonder what other directions he could have gone in.

Having witnessed the awe-inspiring Artists & Prostitutes in the Pompidou in Paris and leafing through every single page, i am fairly happy in owning the trilogy of affordable books which contain roughly 75% of the contents of A&P.

For anyone who is a Lachapelle fan i strongly recommend this book since it helps view a broader spectrum of his styles and techniques, rather than his later more commericially successful work.

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