Other notable moments from Lindbergh’s work include shooting the cover of Beyonce’s 2008 “I Am Sasha Fierce” album, as well as the 1996, 2002, and 2017 Pirelli calendars. Lindbergh studied at Berlin’s Academy of Fine Arts in the 1960s. He assisted German photographer Hans Lux for two years before opening his own studio in 1973. Lindbergh was known especially for the launch of the “supermodel era” of fashion in the 1990s. He also used an unique aesthetic that showcased black and white imagery as well as very minimal (if any) re-touching. Lindbergh also directed a number of films and documentaries, including Models, The Film in 1991 and Inner Voices in 1999, which won the Best Documentary Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2000.
When the news came of his death, many celebrities and models paid tribute to him. Supermodel Linda Evangelista posted a black and white photo of her alongside Lindbergh saying “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet.” Model Ashely Graham wrote, “Breaks my heart. He was one of the most energetic, fun and vibrant photographers I’ve ever worked with. You will be missed greatly Peter.” Edward Enninful, editor of UK Vogue said: “His ability to see real beauty in people, and the world, was ceaseless, and will live on through the images he created. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, worked with him or loved his pictures.”