Known for his memorable cinematic images, Peter Lindbergh is recognized as one of the most influential contemporary photographers. Famous for his narrative fashion series, his work is best known for his simple and revealing portraits, his still lives and his strong influences from early German Cinema and industrial surroundings of his childhood, dance and cabarets, but also landscapes and outer space. In 1971, he turned his attention to photography and worked for two years assisting German photographer Hans Lux, before opening his own studio in 1973. Lindbergh works with the most prestigious fashion brands and magazines since the late 1970’s.
"You look for honesty, and it strikes you, and then you start to have feelings about that person that you photograph, and that might sound strange, but then that feeling about that person leads them to feel that you understand her; she gives you a bit more than she might give other people."
Considered a pioneer in photography, he introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with timeless images. He changed drastically the standards of the fashion photography in times of excessive retouching considering that there is something else that makes a person interesting, beyond their age. His singular vision, presents them in their pure state, « in all honesty », avoiding all stereotypes as he privileges a face with hardly any make-up, in a baring that enhances the authenticity and the natural beauty of his women.