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Contacts


William Klein
France, 1983
Production : KS Visions, Riff Production

14'
Français, Anglais


Synopsis


Filmmaker and photographer William Klein talks about his contact sheets. The first episode in the series “Contacts”, devised by William Klein himself, devoted to the contact sheets of major photographers – Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raymond Depardon, Josef Koudelka, Édouard Boubat, Elliot Erwitt, and so on.

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Back in the day when photography was analogical, it was customary to print the entire film, cut into bands, onto a single sheet of photographic paper. The prints obtained were called contact sheets and made it possible to choose the shots worth enlarging. They constitute the photographer’s notebook, rough copy, sketches, crossings out and regrets, and were not seen by common mortals.
William Klein, top notch filmmaker and photographer, imagines a disarmingly simple concept to introduce us to the photographer’s artistic approach; exposing to the light of day these famous contact sheets just by passing them before our eyes, described in voice-over by their author. It’s simple but powerful; the photograph is no longer this “one shot”, caught by “miraculous” chance, involving instead, hard work, shifting, hesitation and construction – it’s all about vision…

Sylvain Bich
Film projectionist

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William Klein

Né en 1928 à Manhattan, William Klein est un artiste polyvalent vivant à Paris. Il fait des études de sociologie aux États-Unis, puis s'inscrit à la Sorbonne en 1948 après son service militaire. Après des débuts dans le domaine des arts plastiques, il devient le photographe de mode attitré du magazine Vogue en 1954. Expérimentateur et provocateur, il photographie également les rues de New-York et sa population avec un style affirmé qui deviendra sa signature et fera de lui une figure emblématique de la photographie du 20e siècle. À partir des années 1960, il délaisse la photographie pour le cinéma. Ses films sont marqués par son engagement, notamment auprès de la cause noire avec un film comme "Muhammad Ali the Greatest" (1964). Il pose également un regard critique sur un milieu qu'il a longuement fréquenté : la mode, avec "In and Out of Fashion" (1998).

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