German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74

Sep 4, 2019

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German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74

Sep 4, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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German fashion photographer, Peter Lindberg has died, aged 74. A statement made by his family and shared to Peter’s official Instagram account of 1.3 million followers confirmed the news this morning.

Born in 1944 in what is now Poland, Peter Lindbergh has been one of the most influential names in fashion photography for decades. Having worked with countless designers and magazines throughout his career, he’s had a significant impact on the fashion industry and popular culture over the years.

Lindbergh was born to German parents stationed in Leszno. He studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts and in 1978 he moved to Paris to pursue his career, his website says. He helped to launch the “supermodel era” of the 90s, photographing models such as Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.

He was a big proponent of natural imagery, shunning post-processing, retouching or manipulation of any kind, to the point of not even wanting makeup, he told British Vogue earlier this year. His work has regularly adorned magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and The New Yorker, amongst others.

Tributes have poured in over social media.

It’s a sad loss for the worlds of both fashion and photography.

[via BBC / Lead photo Wikimedia]

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    “This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection,” the staunch anti-retouching advocate told Interview in 2014