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. Do you know what I can t seem to find in any other photographer s work? The dimension of your models eyes. You really manage to capture their souls.