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Trigger of beginning of Shooting Street Photography


William Klein. If you are a street photographer, you have hard his name. 

Klein is well known as an American photographer who is representing the 50s and 60s. Today's article is about his masterpiece "New York".


Shocking Photo book, New York


William Klein Published the photo book "New York" in 1956, and left a huge impact with Klein's particular characteristics, such as  blur and roughness. 

Its style has influenced many photographers including Daido Moriyama, and has been handed down to modern street photography. When I first saw this photo book, I was shocked and simply thought that it was so cool. It was the first moment I thought the photography was cool. 

It was also the moment when I thought that I can shoot more freely. I wrote "freedom" for street photography in the previous article, "How to start street photography" earlier, and here's why. William Klein subsequently published "Rome" in 1956, "Moscow" in 1961, "Tokyo" in 64, and "PARIS+KLEIN" in 2002.