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Peter Lindbergh

IED/History of Photography/ 09.12.2010/ Maria Estegneeva


Peter Lindberg • • • • • •

Name: Walter Brodbeck Birthday: November 23, 1944 Home town: Lissa (Germany - Poland border) Childhood: Duisburg Family: Petra Sedlaczek, 4 children Location: Paris, New York and Arles


Career path • • • • • • • • • • •

In 1962 he moved to Switzerland for 8 months Window dresser in 1963 He travelled in Europe and Morocco during 2 years The Academy of Fine Arts in in Berlin (design and painting) College of Art in Krefeld 1971 (27 years old) his first experience with a photography He works as an assistant of photographer Hans Lux. 1973 established himself as an advertising photographer. Moved to Paris in 1978 (publication in Stern Magazine) Film- trailers 1992: ‚Models, The Film" , ‚Inner Voices‛ Video for Tina Turner` s ‚Missing you‛


Peter Lindbergh • • • • •

Press: Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Numero, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone Brands: Prada, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Loewe, Yohji Yamamoto. Celebrities: from Madonna to Paz Vega, from Jane Birkin to Vincent Cassel, from Paris Hilton to Tina Turner Style and tone: black and white; the theatrical sets; woman’s power in sensuality; body beauty, neorealist images and, of course, minimalism. Locations: the deserts and dry lakes, large and unromantic beaches, movie studios backlots, and down town Los Angeles. Any place which adds something interesting to a Story Peter has on his mind<


Peter Lindbergh • Books: Peter Lindbergh: 10 Women, 1996; Images of Women, 1997; Peter Lindbergh: Untitled 116, 2006 year. • Awards: International Fashion Award as the best photographer in 1995 and 1997 years; since 1995, he has been a member of the exclusive German Art Directors Club. In 1996, Peter Lindberg received the Raymond Loewy Foundation’s Award, the most important European design prize. In 2010 The Lead award for best photography.


Quotes about Peter Lindbergh "Those pictures that Peter captured are definitely some of the most incriminating of the supermodel era.“ Christy Turlington

"At the time we started together, Peter's style was shockingly different…It's like being photographed right when you wake up in the morning.“ Cindy Crawford

"Of all the people I've worked with, he's the one who has photographed the real me, whoever that is."Linda Evangelista


Quotes of Peter Lindbergh About colour â&#x20AC;&#x161;When you work in colour what you are looking for is a sort of first-degree reality, whereas in black-and-white you can elaborate on that reality. <Only with black-and-white can one convey that kind of authenticity.â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;

About women and fashion industry "There is so much time you waste looking for new faces. You don't want a new woman every five days. I started with my girls when they were 19 or 20, and they became friends too. They became 25, 28, 30, really incredible, mature, intelligent, and extraordinarily beautiful. After all, each had to run a one-woman million-dollar business. You don't become a supermodel by being stupid."


Inspirations • • • • •

Peter Lindbergh takes his inspiration from the streets rather than the rarefied fantasy bubble that is the world of high fashion. Feeling of freedom and innocence from his travelling in Europe in the 60s. Theatrical sets. Surrealistic futurism. Contrast between cities and nature came from his child memories (factories and forest on the opposite sides of the river in Duisburg )


Magazine: Harper` s Bazaar US Date: March 2003 Editorial name: Age of Innocence Model: Natalia Vodianova Dress: Alexander McQueen


Mona Lisa by Leonardo Vinci

Winged Victory of Samothrace


Purity

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Vinci

Eternity

Simplicity

Grace

Stillness

Winged Victory of Samothrace


Peter Lindbergh ‚Fashion photography has gotten a little lost. There is a lot of carnival going on. The hair has gotten too crazy and the make-up. At the moment, everybody is trying to do young. They have to look young or dress young. Youth is so overdone,‛ Peter Lindbergh says. ‚All the advertising and magazine covers today — they don’t look like natural women. For me, that’s a real pity. There’s all this retouching. A little humanity would do good, especially in fashion photography.‛


Thank you!


Peter Lindbergh