Zoom Out With Steven Klein

Zoom Out With Steven Klein

Zoom Out With Steven Klein

Shot with a six-foot buffer, a new, bold perspective comes into focus: back-to-basics with an edge. Saddle up!

Shot with a six-foot buffer, a new, bold perspective comes into focus: back-to-basics with an edge. Saddle up!

Photography: Steven Klein

Styling: Patti Wilson

Text: Samuel Anderson

Any baseball player knows that distance raises the stakes. Thus model James Turlington, in love with the sport since age four, seemed the perfect fit for VMAN’s zero-contact series by Steven Klein — in which physical distance was not only a public health requirement but a guiding aesthetic rule. It didn’t hurt that the model-photographer duo was a hop, skip and a jump from one another during quarantine, both shacked up in Bridgehampton, New York. With the remote guidance of inimitable stylist Patti Wilson, VMAN’s first socially-distanced shoot came together there — transforming a bucolic hideaway into an avant-garde fashion gymnasium. “The whole shoot, we were social distancing,” Turlington recalls. “[Klein] was shooting through the windows of his house, or from inside his car. [At one point], I was running down the street, alongside him and his car!” For more high-speed content, see Klein’s drone footage of Turlington on VMAN.com.

All clothing
Walter Van Beirendonck
Mask Richard Quinn
Credits:
Model James Turlington (IMG)

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