Models, royals and celebrities: Everyone who paid tribute to the late Peter Lindbergh - Elle India


Models, royals and celebrities: Everyone who paid tribute to the late Peter Lindbergh

The world remembers the iconic german photographer

BY Shree Vrinda | September 6th, 2019

Legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh passed away on 3rd September 2019 at the age of 74. The photographer and director’s official Instagram account shared the sad news, writing, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren,” read the post. “He leaves a big void.”

The celebrated photographer had been known to work with top models since the 1970s but only exploded into prominence in the late ’80s for his photographs of the supers; namely, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford. Lindbergh is largely credited responsible to kick-off to the era of the supermodels.

His striking black and white photographs of models, celebrities, and dancers dominated the ’90s, adding elements of grit and glamor in a way that came to define the decade’s aesthetic.

Lindbergh continued to be an in-demand photographer up until his passing. In the past two years alone he release a book with Taschen, shot the official movie posters for A Star Is Born, and shot countless magazine covers, including a shoot with The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

In the days following the announcement, tributes have flown in from around the world, with models, close friends, editors and fellow photographers taking to social media to celebrate his life of work. Below, the fashion world mourns the loss of a visionary:

Peter Lindbergh with Meghan Markle
Peter Lindbergh with Naomi Campbell
Peter Lindbergh with the 'supers'
Peter Lindbergh with Kaia Gerber
Peter Lindbergh with Emma Watson
Peter Lindbergh with Cate Blanchett

Photographs: Instagram