The Legacy Of Peter Lindbergh

We remember the late fashion photographer and some of his best work
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Peter Lindbergh

One of the most highly regarded fashion photographers of the past few decades, Peter Lindbergh has died at the age of 74. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, Lindbergh was renowned for his realist and humanist approach to photography. His natural and candid images, often shot in black and white, went beyond mere appearances to capture the deeper characters of his subjects. An outspoken opponent of excessive re-touching, he once said, “There is no beauty without truth. All this fake making up of a person into something that is not them cannot be beautiful. It is just ridiculous”.

He worked closely with many brands, magazines, and personalities over the span of his years-long career. Indeed, Lindbergh is credited with heralding the beginning of the supermodel era with his iconic shot of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford in 1990, known as the “birth certificate” of the supers. He also directed several films and documentaries, including Inner Voices, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival.

Take a look at some of our favourite images below:

1567664175955737 supers 1988
Peter Lindbergh 1988. Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington
1567664558933905 supers 1990
Peter Lindbergh 1990. Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford
1567664566922536 dlc hc 1990
Peter Lindbergh 1990. Debbie Lee Harrison, Helena Christensen
1567664667004602 naomi 1990
Peter Lindbergh 1990. Naomi Campbell
1567664695872182 amber valletta 1993
Peter Lindbergh 1993. Amber Valletta
1567664712094699 kate moss 1994
Peter Lindbergh 1994. Kate Moss
1567664737354049 daft punk 2013
Peter Lindbergh 2013. Saskia de Brauw, Daft Punk
1567664826247988 light brigade 2015
Peter Lindbergh 2015. Leila Nda, Aya Jones, Imaan Hammam, Malaika Firth, Tami Williams, Kai Newman
1567665163356965 julianne moore 2017
Peter Lindbergh 2017. Julianne Moore
1567665221977599 lucas hedges vitto ceretti 2017
Peter Lindbergh 2017. Lucas Hedges, Vittoria Ceretti


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