German fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh, passed away at 74. A statement made by his family and shared on Peter's official Instagram account of 1
Born in present-day Poland in 1944, Peter Lindbergh has been one of the most influential names in fashion photography for decades. Working with countless designers and magazines throughout his career, he has made a significant impact on the fashion industry and popular culture over the years.
Lindberg was born by German parents located in Leszno. He studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts and moved to Paris in 1978 to pursue a career, according to his website. He helped launch the 'supermodel era' from the 1990s by photographing models like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.
He was a big fan of natural images, brilliant processing, retouching or manipulation of all kinds, as long as I didn't even want makeup, he told British Vogue earlier this year. His work regularly decorates magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker, among others.
Tributes are pouring into social media.
My heart is broken. Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. Beyond what makes it truly one of its kind is its constant kindness, warmth and incredible sense of humor. One of the best human beings I've ever met. I will never forget you friend pic.twitter.com/YKmWKy13pu
– Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) September 4, 2019
this morning. I've never met anyone else like him. His generosity of spirit, his talent of warmth. When he shoots you, he made you feel great … pic.twitter.com/jA4EEXZ1tb
– MIKA (@mikasounds) September 4, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear you are waking up to the news that #PeterLindbergh has passed away. He was a legend in photography and I think I have had the great fortune of spending time with him during my career. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/EOnFvWPTy2
– Coco Rocha (@cocorocha) September 4, 2019
It's a sad loss for the worlds of both fashion and photography.
[via BBC / Lead photo Wikimedia]