Steven KleinSteven Klein, edited and with an essay by Mark Holborn

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As featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, New Yorker, The Guardian, and The Telegraph

The first and only monograph on Klein, whose hyperreal and sexually charged images have captivated viewers for 30 years

One of the fashion industry's most cunning provocateurs, photographer Steven Klein has created many of the most iconic images of our time. Klein's photographs blur the line between fiction and reality, resulting in stunning tableaux that only exist within his fantastical worlds. Although his images include some of the most photographed people in the world, they disappear into the narrative of Klein's imagination.

The book includes images originally published in magazines such as Interview, W, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes, i-D, among many others, and iconic faces such as those of Madonna, Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna.

Klein has worked with notable clients including Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton. His work has also been exhibited at galleries and museums globally such as Deitch Projects, Gagosian, and the International Center of Photography, among others. Edited by author Mark Holborn, this first survey of Klein's work showcases his extravagant, hyperreal creations and illuminates his singular vision.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 356 × 305 mm (14 × 12 in)
  • Pages: 464 pp
  • Illustrations: 282 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838665555

Mark Holborn is an editor and book designer who has worked internationally with such diverse artists as Lucian Freud, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Issey Miyake, James Turrell, and William Eggleston. He edited the groundbreaking Full Moon, by Michael Light, documenting the nine Apollo moon missions, as well as books including Lucian Freud and Flora, both published by Phaidon.

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‘As a new monograph illustrates, the reality-bending iconography of Steven Klein has never been more pertinent…Klein's photography and its urgent, challenging nature have become more timely.’ – British Vogue

‘Showcases the photographer's coolly carnal vision.’ – Vanity Fair

‘This compelling and provocative book … can easily give David Lynch a run for his money in the beautiful-yet-unsettling stakes.’ – American Vogue

'Subversiveness—the transgressive vision—might be old-school, but Klein hasn’t given it up. His monograph suggests that it’s still a force that can thrill and disturb.' – New Yorker