I was introduced to this man's work in the midst of an informal dinner some time last year. Weeks later I wrote my friend who'd brought him up asking her to identify this photographer who's work I'd instinctively filed in my mental "inspirations" folder.
Carl Kleiner's compositions conjure an artistic approach which I find not only rare but also admirable in this day and age. Creating clever imagery and photography which is easy for an outsider to enjoy and understand, yet has depth, technique and vision which touches connoisseurs alike. At complete ease inside the studio or out on one of many locations covered in the "diary" section of his website, style here does not find it's consistency within the shapes, colours or textures, but rather in an underlying (and almost intangible) personal touch and brilliance which is eminent in every frame.
I highly recommend spending time on his website browsing the vast cataloguing of his talent as what I've posted below is limited to 'on location' photography for visual cohesivness and only summons a small fraction of the directions this imagists undertakes.
... As a footnote, it should be said that he's shot many campaigns with Swedish womenswear label Minimarket which we have the pleasure to be stocking as of Spring Summer 2012.