The internationally known German fashion and star photographer Peter Lindbergh is dead: He died with 74 years, as his family announced on Wednesday in France. Lindbergh worked for famous fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Giorgio Armani as well as for international magazines such as “Vogue” and “Vanity Fair” as well as the German “Stern”. He coined fashion photography primarily with his striking black and white images.
Lindbergh is considered the “father” of supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. He was born 1944 under the name Peter Brodbeck in Poland, from where his family was expelled to Germany. He initially worked as an advertising photographer, but had his breakthrough then 1978 with a fashion photo spread for the “star”. Later he worked together with all well-known designers.