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!
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.