Iconic fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh died on Tuesday in Paris at the age of 74.
Known for his cinematic artistry and iconic cover shots for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, the fashion world and celebrities are mourning his loss.
Lindbergh famously shot Meghan Markle for the October 2017 cover of Vanity Fair and then again for the September issue of British Vogue, where the Duchess of Sussex was a guest editor.
The Instagram page shared by Meghan and Prince Harry, paid tribute to the late German photographer.
"Honouring the life and work of photographer Peter Lindbergh. His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal makeup. The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover for the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest edited."
"There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life. “Forces for Change” was the one of the esteemed photographer’s final published projects. He will be deeply missed," the post read.
Charlize Theron called Lindbergh "one of the best human beings I have ever met."
Lindbergh gained high-fashion momentum in the 1990's during the rise of the supermodels, most notably "The Big Five": Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista.
My heart is broken. Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. Beyond that, what made him tr… https://t.co/Gb5ldj2KEv
When @therealpeterlindbergh shoots, it’s about the women. It’s not about the hair, makeup, or styling, really. He had a way of turning your imperfections into something unique and beautiful... and his images will always be timeless. you will be so missed Peter. I’m honored to have known you and worked with you ❤️
my heart is heavy today. thank you for everything you taught me. an irreplaceable light in everyone’s life. rest easy, Peter 💔
Broken Beyond Words 😢 💔 @therealpeterlindbergh your vitality , your animated Smile ... your kindness and generosity of giving me your home in Paris while mine was being put together !! Oh Peter so many memories of 33 years that my heart right cannot tell .... MAY YOU BE WITH PAPA RESTING WITH THE HIGHEST 🕊🕊🙏🏾
Photographer Peter Lindbergh has died at 74. Lindbergh took this photograph for the January 1990 cover of British V… https://t.co/GpY0kHdbff
Very sorry to wake up to the news that #PeterLindbergh has died. He was a legend of photography and I count myself… https://t.co/KsNb0ZHlXe
In front of his lens it was ok to be fragile, imperfect, sensual and strong all at the same time. An extraordinary man and talent.
Heartbroken. 💔 R.I.P. my Peet. 🕊@therealpeterlindbergh 🙏🏻
Peter Lindbergh, master of monochromatic fashion photography and the man who made the Pirelli calendar a makeup-free zone, has died.