Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, passed away yesterday. His official Instagram account said,
“He leaves a big void.”
Lindbergh worked most recently with the Duchess of Sussex, creating images for the September edition of British Vogue.
In the 90s, Lindbergh was known for his photographs of models Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, etc, and for helping to usher in the era of the Supermodel. His work appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, The New Yorker and countless others over the decades.
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!'”
His photographs were shown in museums like the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Lindbergh also directed a number of films and documentaries. His film Inner Voices won best documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2000.
Editor of Vogue UK, Edward Enninful, 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.”
Actress Charlize Theron paid tribute to Lindbergh on Twitter.
“My heart is broken. Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. Beyond that, what made him truly one of a kind was his consistent kindness, warmth, and incredible sense of humor. One of the best human beings I have ever met. I will never forget you my friend.”
So did muse/ supermodel Linda Evangelista, saying the same thing more simply, just
Peter Lindbergh was 74.
My heart is broken. Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. Beyond that, what made him truly one of a kind was his consistent kindness, warmth, and incredible sense of humor. One of the best human beings I have ever met. I will never forget you my friend pic.twitter.com/YKmWKy13pu— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) September 4, 2019
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7 Era-Defining Peter Lindbergh British Vogue Covers (written by @benknightevans) – JANUARY 1990 One of the most iconic covers in British Vogue’s 103-year history, the magazine’s first issue of the 1990s set the tone for the decade. Coming after the big hair and overt glamour of the Eighties, its undone influence extended beyond fashion into popular culture when George Michael took Naomi, Linda, Tatjana, Christy and Cindy from their Giorgio di Sant’Angelo tops and Levi’s jeans from SoHo in Manhattan to various states of undress in his legendary Freedom! ’90 music video. The circle was made complete as three of the quintet of quintessential supermodels sauntered down Gianni Versace’s autumn/winter 1991 catwalk lip synching to Freedom! ’90, committing every contributor firmly to fashion folklore. – #LindberghStories #BritishVogue #fromthevault