18 September 2019
If you’ve never heard of his name, at least you’ve already seen his pictures. In black and white for the most part, the model almost always looking at the lens, as if it would go through the image. The undisputed master of the portrait, the one that gives the impression that black and white has as many nuances as a photo in color, is Peter Lindbergh. He realised the pictures of the greatest supermodels, of all the stars of the whole world. They have all been in front of his objective. Peter Lindbergh, a German photographer who had just signed campaigns for big houses and had many shootings on his upcoming calendar, died at the age of 74, leaving behind him a colossal photographic work.
If the models are superstars today is undoubtedly the legacy of this artist who had in the 90s participated in the momentum of the career of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington or Kate Moss thanks to unforgettable shots. He even said that his cover of the Vogue UK at that time was the “certificate of birth of the tops models”. Always privileging natural make-up, black and white over color and nude and industrial settings over sophisticated atmospheres, Peter Lindbergh has definitely marked the eye of a generation.