Steven Klein

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Steven Klein (born April 30, 1965) is an American photographer. He is based in New York City. After studying painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, he moved into the field of photography. Klein shot high-profile advertising campaigns for various clients including Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Nike and is a regular contributor to magazines including American and Paris Vogue, i-D, Numéro, W and Arena. His work has featured in numerous exhibitions, most recently at the Gagosian Gallery, California and the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery in Florence. Klein is well known for his Interview and W Magazine editorials with various celebrities, including Madonna, Tom Ford, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, whom he directed the music video Alejandro for. He often works with lighting director David Devlin. He shot the promotional pictures -including the album cover- of Britney Spears' third studio album, Britney. (source: Wikipedia)