Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh passes away
German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died at the age of 74. The news was shared on his personal Instagram page and tributes have poured in from some of his most famous subjects.
The post stated: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void."
He's known for creating the iconic supermodel group shot of the 90s.
Harper's Bazaar editor in chief Justine Picardie paid tribute to the photographer and said: "Peter Lindbergh was a truly great photographer, whose creative aesthetic shaped the entire fashion industry," she said. "His imagery was utterly unique, with its combination of elegance and romance, and he was possessed of a brilliant and rare gift for storytelling. Lindbergh’s narrative of Amber Valetta as an angel on the streets of New York, photographed for Harper’s Bazaar in 1993, is one of my all-time favourite fashion stories; yet as with so much of his exceptional work, it transcended fashion, and remains as timeless now as when it first appeared."
Lindbergh was also the man behind the iconic 'Portofino' campaign of IWC and the group shot of Emily Blunt, Christophe Waltz, Ewan McGregor, Zhou Xun and Cate Blanchett.
Business of Fashion reports that his work is part of the permanent collections of many art museums around the world and has also been shown in prestigious museums and galleries including the V&A, Centre Pompidou and MoMa's PS1.
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
My thoughts go to @peterlindbergh’s family this morning. I never met anyone else like him. His generosity of spirit, his talent his warmth. When shooting you, he made you feel remarkable... pic.twitter.com/jA4EEXZ1tb— MIKA (@mikasounds) September 4, 2019