Mourning Peter Lindbergh. German star photographer Peter Lindbergh, who stood out for his quest to free women from the terror of youth and perfection, has died. His passing was announced by his family on Instagram. The reason of death was not given. He was 74 years old. Social media are filled with tributes from models and celebrities, including Linda Evangelista, Meghan Markle and Diane Kruger. – (read all messages below).
The famous German photographer Peter Lindbergh, whose real name is Peter Brodbeck, died yesterday, Tuesday, September 3rd at the age of 74 years. Fashion photographer, celebrity portraitist and also director, Lindbergh had a recognizable photograph among all … This visionary is today gone to join Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin.
He was one of the most prominent contemporary photographers of our time. A visionary, he jostled the codes of postmodern fashion photography by inducing in his compositions a new image of women, modern and free from ancient codes of beauty, where little importance is attached to clothing. Lindbergh has collaborated with the most prestigious brands and magazines around the world.
In 2017, he was the guest of the Deauville Planche (s) contact festival, with a monumental exhibition on the beach.
Currently, some of his images are visible at SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen (Germany) as part of the collective exhibition “Light Sensitive 2” around the Schaufler collection.
Tribute to Peter Lindbergh
Supermodels, Celebrities and Fashion professionals :
This photo was from my first shoot with @therealpeterlindbergh. He told me the shoot was over, and that’s when he snapped the photo. I was excited, and also scared to shoot with him for the first time. That image actually became a huge print, that was brought to me months after. Since that day I really fell in love with Peter. He was just like a little kid, who loved to eat, laugh and have fun. He found beauty in the woman’s soul, not hair and makeup. I feel honored and privileged, to have been photographed by you, know you, and have called you a friend. Love always, iri🖤IRINA SHAYK
RIP Peter Lindbergh 💔 I can’t describe in words how I feel.. The man who started the era of The Supermodel and who I’ve worked with a lot. It is an honour to have known you.DOUTZEN KROES
Peter… words cannot express how sad I am hearing of your passing. You meant so so much to me in my career and in my life. From the very first time I stepped into your studio in Paris, a young baby-faced gawky hippie girl from Denmark, you took me under your wing. Through your lens I was allowed to blossom, to grow up, to become myself and to express all the different sides of the woman I was growing into. You captured all of that in the most profound and poetic way. Every single story I ever did with you was magical, whether it be my first vogue white horse cover, the wondrous alien love story or the hypnotic Moroccan sittings. I learned so much from you and the unique way you approached photography, the tender and enthusiastic way you guided your subjects and the technical ways in which you created a set, lighting, compositions.. I know that my life would be different today if you hadn’t pulled me into your dark, beautiful photography universe. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be such a big part of creating all these powerful, personal, emotional stories with you. No one shows a woman and her myriad ways of expressing herself quite like you did ♥️ HELENA CHRISTENSEN
Broken Beyond Words 😢 💔 @therealpeterlindbergh your vitality , your animated Smile … your kindness and generosity of giving me your home in Paris while mine was being put together !! Oh Peter so many memories of 33 years that my heart right now cannot tell …. MAY YOU BE WITH PAPA RESTING WITH THE HIGHEST 🕊🕊🙏🏾 #ALWAYSAGENTLEMANNAOMI CAMPBELL
In my memories of Peter Lindbergh l’ll have white angel wings 👼🏼that were made specially for shooting in Paris , and black &white pages in a book ….OLGA SOROKINA
You had to know him to understand just how warm and intense and brilliant he was…Peter will always live on in our hearts and through his beautiful work💔🙏💔you will be terribly missed NATASUPERNOVA
The world has lost a legend today. It was an honor to have worked with you Peter – you will be missed so deeply ❤️ CARA DELEVINGNE
The House of Dior is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its closest collaborators, Peter Lindbergh, a fashion legend in his own right and one of the greatest photographers of his generation. He will be greatly missed by all at Dior and throughout the fashion world.DIOR
RIP, Peter🖤🖤🖤today is a sad day, the end of a fashion chapter 🖤CARINE ROITFELD
Peter Lindbergh was both a visionary photographer and a dear friend. His ability to see real beauty in people, and the world, was ceaseless, and will live on through the images he created. He will he missed by everyone who knew him, worked with him or loved one of his pictures.EDWARD ENNINFUL
Good bye darling Peter @therealpeterlindbergh … no one made women feel better… through your lense, there was your heart… It has been a privilege to know you and an honor to be photographed by you. May you Rest In Peace… your images will last for ever !DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
My heart is broken. Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. But 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 ❤️CHARLIZE THERON
R.I.P. @therealpeterlindbergh Peter Lindbergh 🖤 a lifetime of stunning images, an oeuvre of brilliance, a contributor to the history of fashion, photography and the recording of the times. He will always be remembered and loved, both for his work and the man. Thank You. 🖤TONY GLENVILLE
It’s with great sadness that I read about the passing of the great @therealpeterlindbergh . We collaborated many times over the years and he’s taken some of my favorite portraits. He was full of life, always enthusiastic and had an easy smile on his face. He loved women and created some of the most iconic images of our time. Adieu Peter, it was great knowing you…my heart goes out to your family and children. You may be gone but your work will remain with us to always remember you ♥️ RIP DIANE KRUGER
Heartbroken. 💔 R.I.P. my Peet. 🕊LINDA EVANGELISTA
Working with Peter was a dream come true. We were instant buddies. He was kind, gentle, and encouraging. I will always remember our time together with great pride, joy, and honor. This is a big loss for our creative community and the world. You will be missed so much and loved always.✨ Rest In Peace, sweet legend ☁️ thank you for the endless inspiration ❤️GIGI HADID
Peter Lindbergh. The first person who really engaged me with fashion. Whose photographs were just lickably delicious. Who could make the clothes vanish and the super real beauty shine. Also. The reason I’ve spent a lifetime at Pilates trying to obtain that impossibly perfect Lindbergh tummy. The world is less beautiful without you #peterlindbergh 🖤🖤🖤JO ELLISON