We are saying good bye to a legend who marked the fashion industry like few others did! He revealed a woman's natural beauty, her intellect and uniqueness, celebrating imperfections and a strong character that never goes out of style.
Influenced by his upbringing near Duisburg, his imagery often times had an industrial narrative, changing the common fashion photography of the 80ies.
The photo shoot that made him world known and that turned unknown girls into icons.
After an initial rejection by US Vogue, Anna Wintour replaced the former editor in chief and immediate discovered Peter's talent. British Vogue and leading designers followed quickly.
Peter was able to project an image of the modern woman before anyone else saw it. Raw, natural beauty. No retouch. No make-up.
Peter was one of the few photographers telling the truth. He couldn't understand why a woman would ever restrict herself by wearing high heels. He considered it a "trying to please others" rather than living up to a confident self.
photo: Peter Lindbergh for Dior, creating one of the first fashion campaigns without heavy make-up and accessories. Instead women in boots, captured in a random street in Manhattan. A revolution.
He became friends with his subjects showing their true character and intellect. He once said that a photoshoot creates a life long bonding between him and a model. Even if one doesn't see each other for many years, the photos stay in each others life, maintaining a vivid memory and emotion.
May your images last and create a life-long bonding with you, Peter.