Photographs by Kelly Klein

The first monograph to present the diverse photographic work of one of the true icons of American style, Kelly Klein. Kelly Klein’s photography represents a clear and seductive distillation of the talents and interests that have fueled her career in fashion and design. Equal parts artist and stylist, photographer and fashionista, Klein is at once a revered documentarian of the people and tastes that intrigue her and an icon of classic American style herself.   
After twenty-five years in the fashion industry, Klein turned her attention to photography and began a career that has blurred the lines between the worlds of art and fashion, passion and commerce. Collected here are photographs spanning her career to date, ranging from personal shots to intimate portraiture and editorial work commissioned for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.  
Edited by the artist, this is a stunning catalog of a rich and varied canon of work that juxtaposes the photographer’s contrasting styles to reveal a consistent sensibility—an effortlessness that reflects a natural translation of beauty in the images. From haunting still lifes and profound landscapes to glamorous candid snapshots and sophisticated fashion features, Klein’s unique eye is present throughout—an icon of style lending a touch of her own vision to everything she photographs.

About The Author

Kelly Klein is among America’s foremost fashion and style photographers. Her iconic images have appeared in numerous magazines, and she is also the author of Pools, Horse, and Pools: Reflections. Aerin Lauder is style and image director for Estée Lauder and owner of the fashion brand AERIN. Bob Colacello is a renowned author and journalist whose writing has appeared regularly in Interview and Vanity Fair magazines.

  • Publish Date: October 20, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - Artists' Books
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11 x 14
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $115.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4625-2


"Kelly Klein's latest book of photography is part fashion monograph, part personal photo diary. . . The result of three years spent combing her archives, the book weaves editorial shots of Kate Moss and Christy Turlington with stunning landscapes, travel photos and collages of snapshots from her personal life in the '80s and '90s."

"While Kelly Klein has made a career shooting high fashion for magazines and billboards the world over, what makes Photographs by Kelly Klein, her exquisite new collection, truly special is that those indelible images are mixed with snapshots showing off small bits of Klein's own (incredibly photogenic) life."

"[Kelly Klein] allows a peek inside what her life has looked like over the past 35 years. Yes, this includes personal images of her vacations with luminaries such as Diane von Furstenberg, Fran Leibovitz and her ex-husband, Mr. Klein, but it also features professional shoots with the original supermodels, including Carolyn Murphy and Kate Moss." 

"[Photographs by Kelly Klein] gives a glimpse into the lives of the monumental people she's known. These intimate moments, interspersed among her compelling landscapes, still lifes, and fashion shots, show a different side of famous personalities with carefully constructed public faces. . . Photographs by Kelly Klein is one of those rare beasts: a striking coffee table book that reveals a vivid narrative of a moment in history by those who lived it best."

"[Photographs by Kelly Klein] is filled with stunning visual surprises. . . The book is both a sweet and stylish way of memorializing her extraordinary life to date."

Author Bookshelf: Aerin Lauder

Author Bookshelf: Bob Colacello