Since the 1980s, one of the most-discussed interpreters of fashion internationally. Photographs in black-and-white using a pictorial language that takes its lead from early German cinema and from the free dance of the 1920s.
Childhood in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia). Employed as a window dresser for the Karstadt and Horten department stores in Duisburg.
At 18, he moved to Switzerland. Eight months later, he went from Lucerne to Berlin. Evening courses at the Academy of Fine Arts. Hitchhiked to Arles in the footsteps of his idol, Vincent van Gogh. Several months later he continued through Spain and Morocco, a journey that took him a period of two years.
Return to Germany. Studied Free Painting at the College of Art in Krefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia). In 1969, while still a student, first exhibition of his work at the renowned Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer. Concept Art marked his last period of interest in art. In 1971 he turned his attention to photography. Worked for two years as assistant to Düsseldorf-based photographer Hans Lux.
All Photographs by: Peter Lindbergh