So Who's Steven Klein Ripping Off, Er "Attuned To" This Week?

He said Pitt and Jolie remained 'in character' through most of the two-day shoot, while the photographer orchestrated their performance in the manner of John Cassavetes, a pioneer of cinÈma vÈritÈ."
At least he's stealing from someone dead this time. He once did a photoshoot with Justin Timberlake all beat up and stuff, that was practically a bruise-for-bruise remake of then-barely-heard-of Roe Ethridge's bloody Andrew WK portrait which was featured in the same magazine.
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Well, helloooo:

[Klein lapdog Vince] Aletti credits the photographer with being highly attuned to the pop culture zeitgeist and being able to capture a certain look or attitude just as it gains traction: "Klein is really good at picking up on some hunger for whatever crazy imagining that we have about celebrity."

Toward that end, Klein helped rehabilitate Justin Timberlake's image with a 2002 Arena Homme magazine cover. Looking distinctly unlike the boy-band front man he had been up until that time, the singer appears beaten up, dirty and bleeding at the gums.

Celebrity vÈritÈ [lat via defamer]

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