“I wanted to tell a story on the street. And while often in magazines the act of walking is portrayed in a stereotyped and frankly boring way, this is where looking to the future is for me/this is where the future is for me”.
WALKING WITH PETER LINDBERGH Vogue Italia october 2016
Vogue Italia October 2016:
a book of photography, with all the prerequisites to become a collectible. Peter is considered an innovator for having introduced a sort of New Realism in photography, for having taken fashion “on the street” and having used the street and its movements as a realistic background for photographic series that have made history.
A special issue, conceived and created almost as if it were
He left school at 14 to work in a department store, then moved to Berlin to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Born in Leszno Poland, he spent his childhood in Duisburg
Considered a pioneer in photography, he introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with timeless images. His humanist approach and idealisation of women sets him apart from the other photographers as he privileges the soul and the personality.
Moved to Paris in 1978 to pursue his career.
He turned his attention to photography and worked for two years assisting German photographer Hans Lux, before opening his own studio in 1973. Becoming well known in his native country, he joined the Stern magazine family.
He moved to Düsseldorf, where he set up a photo studio.
He remembers these years: "I preferred actively seeking out van Gogh’s inspirations, my idol, rather than painting the mandatory portraits and landscapes taught in Art schools...".
He enrolled the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts