Text and Image Photography

New Images Photography

Candy Store

Klein took this picture by zooming in and out while the shutter of his camera was open.

William Klein often took blurred, grainy images of children. The blur was a result of his keeping the
shutter open on his camera while the children were moving.

No photographer with any clout
had done that before.

To some, it was shocking and unprofessional; to others, new and innovative.

One of his most famous shot was “Candy Store,” which was shot on Amsterdam Ave in New York City in 1955.

In a 1989 interview, Klein said, “I came to photography from the outside, so the rules of
photography didn’t interest me.”

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