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Before you accuse me of abandoning my street photographer roots to cover a fashion photographer, hold up.  Peter Lindbergh shot fashion  with what he called a "verité approach."  He was inspired by German expressionist films of the 1920s, free dance of the same era, avant-garde aesthetics and gritty street photographer realism.  This man was so much more than a fashion photographer -- he was an artist.

I adore his iconic portraiture from the 1990s, and not just because it reminds me of a really fun decade in my youth.  His images could have been plucked out of an Italian neorealist film, or something from the French New Wave.

He was born in Poland in 1944 and started his photography career with a cheap, second hand camera which he used to photograph his brother's kids.  Later, his first professional shots appeared in cult magazines and in German news.  His up-from-the-bottom life story is always evident in his work, even when shooting impossibly beautiful supermodels.  He made them look human.  Still beautiful, yes, but human.


Watch Peter Lindbergh above.
Running time: 43 min.

(I also covered Peter Lindbergh's 2016 retrospective show at Kunsthal Rotterdam here.  I included a wonderful video of his reunion at the time with 1990s supermodels.) 

If you've got the bucks, this is a glorious coffee table book of his work:


Bonus Double Feature Here!
(I'm spoiling you guys...)