Fashion and celebrity photographer Peter Lindberg has died, as released in a statement by his family. The cause of death of the 74 year old is still unclear. The German-born had been at the forefront of fashion photography, particularly black and white for over 4 decades.
His latest work was on British Vogue’s September issue 2019, which saw him collaborate with the Duchess of Sussex on the photography of all the women for her ‘Forces for Change’ segment. An issue, guest edited by the Duchess herself. This wasn’t the first time the photographer has worked with Markle. The iconic photos of the then-girlfriend to Prince Harry for Vanity Fair 2017 were also his work.
Over the span of his career, the photographer and film director has photographed a multitude of A-list celebrities and models. Perhaps one of the most iconic shoots by Lindberg was the January 1990 cover for British Vogue. The shoot brought together Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz together for the first time.
Known for drastically changing the standards of fashion photography in a time of excessive retouching. The photographer was quoted as saying, “This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone from the terror of youth and perfection.”