Biblioteca DEA SABINA
Peter Lindbergh- Shadows on the wall
With such credits as the Calvin Klein Eternity campaigns, shooting the first Vogue cover under Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, and helping to catapult the ’90s supermodels to mega fortune and fame, Peter Lindbergh has emblazoned his name into the halls of fashion history. The industry quickly became enamored with his almost anti-fashion fashion photography, capturing the spirit of his subjects rather than highlighting impossible ideals. In this book, the influential Lindbergh works to redefine beauty standards with awe-inspiring, never-before-seen images taken at his iconic Pirelli shoot. Beautiful women with beautiful minds are portrayed simply, accessibly, and in breathtaking fashion—unapologetic pores, fine lines, freckles, and all. The only photographer granted permission to shoot the calendar more than twice, Lindbergh leverages the marketing tool as an opportunity to communicate the zeitgeist. In lieu of opting for a traditional nudity-focused aesthetic and flawless supermodel lineup, he casts 14 Hollywood actresses (including 11 Oscar winners) instead. The message? True beauty isn’t perfect; it’s rooted in interest, intelligence, and emotional appeal. The photographer: Peter Lindbergh was born in Lissa, Germany, in 1944. His celebrated work is part of many permanent collections of fine art museums and has been presented in prestigious museums and galleries around the world, from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as in solo exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo; and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. Lindbergh lives and works between Paris, New York, and Arles.