Peter Lindbergh the Legend of Fashion Photography Passes Away at 74

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Peter Lindbergh the Legend of Fashion Photography Passes Away at 74

Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, whose trademark was the dramatic black and white portrait, has died at 74. The German photographer passed away on Tuesday, his official Instagram account said, leaving a "big void".

Image: Amber Valletta, © Peter Lindbergh, Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris

 

Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, whose trademark was the dramatic black and white portrait, has died at 74.

The German photographer passed away on Tuesday, his official Instagram account said, leaving a "big void".

Born in 1944 in what is now Poland, Lindbergh worked with many fashion designers along with international magazines throughout his career.

Recently he worked with the Duchess of Sussex, creating images for the September edition of Vogue magazine.

Photo courtesy to Peter Lindbergh official website

 

In the 1990s, Lindbergh was known for his photographs of models Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.

 

© Peter Lindbergh, Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris

 

Lindbergh studied at Berlin's Academy of Fine Arts in the 1960s. He assisted German photographer Hans Lux for two years before opening his own studio in 1973.

 

He moved to Paris in 1978 to pursue his career, his website says.

The photographer's work appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker. 

He preferred to capture his models naturally, telling Vogue earlier this year: "I hate retouching. I hate make-up. I always say: 'Take the make-up off!'"

 

© Peter Lindbergh, Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris

 

Edward Enninful, editor of UK Vogue said: "His ability to see real beauty in people, and the world, was ceaseless, and will live on through the images he created. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, worked with him or loved his pictures."

 

Image courtesy to Vanity Fair, photography of Peter Lindbergh

 

His work was shown in museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

© Peter Lindbergh, Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris

 

Lindbergh also directed a number of films and documentaries. His film Inner Voices won best documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2000. News to BBC. 

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