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Wednesday September 11, 2019
“This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection” – Peter Lindbergh
Today we pay tribute to the legendary German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh who recently passed.
Never retouched, and always celebrating nature and the great outdoors – when we think of true beauty, we can’t help but think of the images by Lindbergh.
But Lindbergh was more than a photographer, he helped define how we see fashion in our modern era. Recognised as one of the most creative photographers of his generation, Lindbergh’s career reached almost 50 years and throughout his time collaborated with endless supermodels, designers, and VIPs. Perhaps he was best known for his iconic Vogue cover in 1990 featuring Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
His passion evidently drew from capturing the real and raw characters of women rather than the status or symbol they upheld, with the aim of redefining traditional beauty.
Lindbergh and his boundary-pushing photography will undoubtedly be missed by many people across the globe and will serve as an inspiration for years to come.
We’ve lost a very special man whose prolific work and images inspired so many of us. Thank you Mr. Lindbergh. May you always rest in peace – Paul Windle, founder of Windle London.