Monday, February 05, 2007

Slash & Burn-Out

Kevin Federline is featured in prolly the coolest and definitely the most interesting photograph I think I've ever seen of him ... shot by famed photographer Steven Klein, K-Fed appears dead-looking with his throat sliced open in a new exhibit titled Face of Fashion:

Klein likes to "deconstruct" not only what we expect from the particular subject but also the notion of what a portrait is. He says the National Portrait Gallery initially balked from exhibiting arguably his most shocking picture -- Kevin Federline, Britney's ex, with his throat slashed -- but "to me, a portrait is a representation of a person and a slash across a throat is the equivalent of a brushstroke". It wasn't a big deal for Federline to appear like this, says Klein nonchalantly. "It's like a classical painting. The slash, the make-up, is a mask that reveals who the person is. For me, the break in the skin shows that all portraits are lies. To see through the skin is to see someone's reality." The violence of the picture is made more intriguing when you consider what happened to Federline next: dumped by Spears and fast-tracked to public enemy number one. So lemme get this straight ... Kevin Federline is now art. He is the subject of a Steven Klein photograph ... just because he was dumped by Britney Spears? Huh. To tell you the truth ... I quite like this photo ... and not for the reasons that you may think. It is very interesting ... a great comment on K-Fed's fleeting celebrity. He looks almost Jesus-like if you overlook the cubic zirconium in his ear. Huh. Who knew that Kevin Federline could be interesting? [Source via Source]