Peter Lindbergh — Supermodel Photographer

Peter Lindberg helped define the term ‘Supermodel’ with his iconic B&W images and his reluctance to use retouching and in some cases even shooting models without makeup.

Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz, young models then, were photographed together for the first time by him for British Vogue’s legendary January 1990 cover.

Lindberg is credited with helping Linda Evangelista skyrocket to the top of the modeling world by suggesting she cut her hair short.

His quote ‘Every time I tried to shoot them in color because their beauty was close to perfection, it ended up looking like a bad cosmetics advert. With black and white, you can really see who they are. It toned down the commercial interpretation that color gives. What’s so striking about black and white is how it really helps a sense of reality to come through’ Should inspire may of us who sometimes forget that B&W images can really enhance our portfolios.

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