Peter Lindbergh. A Different Vision on Fashion Photography
When German photographer Peter Lindbergh shot five young models in downtown New York City in 1989, he produced not only the iconic British Vogue January 1990 cover but in addition the birth certificate of the supermodels. The image didn’t just bring revered faces together for the first time, it marked the start of a new fashion era and a new figuring out of female beauty.
Coinciding together with his major retrospective on the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this book gathers more than 400 images from four decades of Lindbergh’s photography to celebrate his unique and game-changing storytelling and the brand new romantic and narrative vision it brought to art and fashion.
Whether in striking single portraits or dramatic situations of figure and setting, we trace the photographer’s cinematic inflections and his provocative play with female archetypes as subjects adopt the guise of dancers, actresses, heroines, and femmes fatales. Raw and seductive directly, we see how Lindbergh’s trademark monochrome pictures also redefined standards of beauty by emphasizing spirit and personality up to looks, celebrating the elegance and sensuality of older women, and privileging natural and authentic beauty in an era of pervasive retouching.
In a testimony to Lindbergh’s illustrious status within the fashion world, his images are contextualized by commentaries from collaborators such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicole Kidman, Grace Coddington, Cindy Crawford, and Anna Wintour, who chose Lindbergh to shoot her first US Vogue cover. Their tributes provide an explanation for just what makes Lindbergh’s images so unique and powerful.
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