Saturday, November 14

Honesty in black and white by Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh is considered one of the great masters of black and white photography, acclaimed for his cinematic images, which have redefined the world of fashion photography with their compelling realism, lack of pretension and ineffable depth of emotion.

Watch scenes taken from the Peter Lindbergh film "Supermodels" 

Born on the Polish border of East Germany in 1944, moved to Paris in 1978 to concentrate on high-fashion. There he photographed many top models including Milla Jovovich, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Isabella Rossellini, Nastassja Kinski and Tatjana Patitz. Lindbergh's photographs have since appeared in every major fashion magazine published, including Italian, French, British and American Vogue, W, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Stern, and Rolling Stone. Lindbergh is considered to be one of the world's preeminent fashion photographers and is credited with helping create the supermodel phenomenon of the 1990s. Visit his website at

Learn more about him in this short Nikon special

American Photo Magazine has said: "The most important quality in Peter Lindbergh's fashion photography is a forthright, almost shocking honesty. His models seem to open themselves emotionally to his camera. Amid the artifice, they seem real."

Watch the behind the scenes of Club Monaco's campaign

In 1999 Peter Lindbergh was asked to direct a short film on the subject of his choice. "Inner Voices", a 30 minute drama-documentary on the nature of "Self-expression" in the world of acting, was premiered in Milan and subsequently in New York.

His first book, Ten Women, a black and white portfolio of ten top models of the moment, was published in 1996 and has sold more than 100,000 copies. The second, Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women, a collection of his work from the mid-1980's to the mid-1990 's, was released in 1997. In late April 1999 Peter Lindbergh, a portfolio-style collection of his most recent work, was released by Editions Assouline in Europe and the United States.

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