The secret to the success of Peter Lindbergh (1944-2019) – arguably the most influential and brightest fashion photographer of his generation is not only in his mastery of black and white, but also and above all in sensitivity with which he was able to approach his models. Much more than perfection and glamor, it is the charisma, individuality and personality of women in front of her camera that interests as many qualities as associating it more with portrait than with fashion photography. The second volume of his images of women, covering the years 2005 to 2014, is an ode to the most beautiful women in the world, the strongest and the most creative, celebrities, actresses, models and artists.
First published in 2014, this reprint of Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women II is a tribute to the late photographer (1944–2019) who elevated fashion photography to the ranks of portraiture. Actresses, models, and socialites from many countries join in front of Lindbergh’s camera for a photographic summit in the categories of portrait, fashion, dance, and the nude.
With his signature style oscillating between the parlance of Expressionist dance of the 1920s and the velvety black & white of film noir, Lindbergh has registered every movement of the body and soul without eschewing the sometimes dark aspects of female existence and the male eye.
Filmmaker Wim Wenders and art historian Werner Spies, both longtime friends of Peter Lindbergh, and novelist Peter Handke, have written each in his own style contemplative and thought provoking texts about the photographs.
Designer Juan Gatti, a friend of the photographer, presents Lindbergh’s photos taken between 2005 and 2014 in a symphonic book form conveying the rhythm and composition of the images.
Peter Lindbergh : Images of Women II 2005–2014
Texts by Peter Handke, Werner Spies, and Wim Wenders
Published by Schirmer/Mosel
312 pages, 327 illustrations, incl. 161 Novatone plates