Today I was planning to post another blog after a long time, but sad news from the photography world should make room for my own interests.
When I woke up this morning, I was in shock. The German fashion photographer and movie director Peter Lindbergh died at 74 years of age. He was a great man, great photographer and an amazing source of inspiration for my own work.
It was Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, who launched the career of Peter Lindbergh as a fashion photographer. Wintour found Lindbergh's photos so wonderful and she asked if he wanted to make the cover of Vogue. Barely a year later, the American Vogue was again leading after a lesser period.
Peter was one of the founders of the careers of super models Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista.
In his career, he photographed for the largest fashion houses and magazines in the world. From Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair. He is the first photographer who was allowed to photograph the famous Pirelli calendar three times (1996, 2002, 2017).
Most of the time Lindbergh photographed in black and white and was also an avid opponent of Photoshop, he even had magazines sign a contract that they would not edit his photos with Photoshop. According to Lindbergh, the fact that his photos were often labeled as timeless was due to the small imperfections of his models.
Lindbergh's last prestigious job was to photograph the women selected by Meghan Markle for the September issue of the British Vogue, of which the wife of the British prince Harry was editor-in-chief. For that Lindbergh photographed actress Jane Fonda, climate activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden.