Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh

Before I became a serious photographer I never gave much thought to the amount of effort it must have taken to pull off a huge, important fashion shoot by one of the giants in the industry.  Peter Lindbergh is one of those giants, and I posted here an interesting video which is an interview and behind the scenes look at him working on just such a shoot.  Yes, it’s highly commercial but it is also an art form in its own right.  That’s pretty clear.  Peter Lindbergh is a great artist.  His shoots look amazing… tons of staff and support, make-up artists, models, equipment coming out of their you know what.  One of the things that fascinates me about photography is someone working with one camera, a reflector and some good sunlight can come up with something as beautiful and evocative as a $90,000 shoot with a world renowned photographer.  Oh not the same thing, but still art.  What do you think?

Watch the video and think about the difference between commercial arts and “the arts.”  My head is going to explode 😉


3 Responses to “Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh”

  1. Thanks for posting this. I love his last comment about feeling or knowing when you’ve got the shot. That moment, for me at least, is such a high. And then I start worrying about the next shot, the next high. It’s like an addiction. It IS an addiction.

    • I know exactly what you mean and I’ve heard so many photographers say this. It’s like some rush of dopamine or something when we get a great shot. Then we want to experience it again. It’s something that keeps us going for the next great shot 😉

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