In our ongoing series, Five Photos, we highlight work for inspiration from some of the industry’s most iconic photographers and talents from yesterday and today.

William Klein (born April 19, 1928) is an American-born French photographer and filmmaker whom many consider to be the founder of street style photography. Self taught, he is noted for his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques.

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Anne St. Marie & Isabella Albonico, New York City, 1959
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Isabella Albonico, New York City, 1959
antonia-mirrors-paris-1962-william-kleinAntonia Mirrors, Paris 1962
william-klein-dorothy-juggling-white-light-balls-paris-1962Dorothy juggling white light balls, Paris, 1962
397 x 297 mm
Dorothy shooting light from hip, 1962