I think I saw his photography for the first time in Vogue Italy (I was in love at that time with Italian magazines). It was black and white and it has a handful of models in it. The models of that time: Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Karen Alexander & Helena Christensen. And I was amazed by the power of a black and white image, by the lights. I have encounter his work since then, along the years and magazines, and I understood that Lindbergh’s pure black-and-white photographs have determined the course of fashion photography since the 1980s. My favourite? Kate Moss, in Vogue Italy, that is for sure.
“A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” – from 10 of September 2016 to 12 of February 2017, www.kunsthal.nl
Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Karen Alexander & Helena Christensen – are between the faces.
Photo up: Kadra Ahmed Omar, Kiara Kabukuru, Alek Wek, Debra Shaw Margareth Lahoussaye & Adia Coulibaly, Atelier Astre, Paris, 1997, Vogue Italia © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery) Jean Paul Gaultier, Gaultier Paris, S/S 1997
The first exhibition in the Netherlands “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” is devoted to German photographer Peter Lindbergh, initiated, produced and toured by Kunsthal Rotterdam (www.kunsthal.nl) will feature more than 220 photographs. This spectacular overview of Lindbergh’s extensive oeuvre will also present exclusive material varying from previously unseen material from personal notes, storyboards, props, polaroids, contact sheets and films to monumental prints, in a large-scale retrospective of the photographer’s work.
Film excerpts and interviews with collaborators, models and actors throw light on Lindbergh’s oeuvre on the basis of their collaboration with the photographer. Lindbergh’s film Models, The Film (1991, 52 minutes) will also be screened, containing interviews with Grace Coddington, Nicole Kidman, Mads Mikkelsen, Cindy Crawford and Nadja Auermann among others.
Photography: © Peter Lindbergh / www.kunsthal.nl