German fashion photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh has passed on Tuesday, September 3rd, at the age of 74, as his family has confirmed. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd, 2019,” we read on his Instagram page. He lived for photography, and despite enjoying worldwide fame, he always remained down-to-earth and inspired others with his unique charm. GoSee met him and his wife on the set of Director Wim Wenders during the film shoot for 'Palermo Shooting'. And we were more than happy when he supported the jury of our GoSeeAWARDS. Although he was busy on worldwide campaigns, he always took the time to have a look at the works of his colleagues. Our thoughts are with his family.
We would like to present his latest publication in the Fall issue of GQ here on GoSee. For the first time, the cover of the 266-page issue is adorned by a woman: Uma Thurman. The actress was photographed by Peter Lindbergh who worked for GQ Germany for the first time. He staged Uma Thurman for the 14-page photo spread in his unmistakable style.
GQ Style named Uma the “Goddess of modern American film, the feminist action icon – and the woman who turned the red carpet into a runway.” In the interview, Uma Thurman talks about Hollywood after #metoo, her most important roles and her first big appearance at the Oscars in 1995.
Uma caused just as much of a ruckus off screen as the woman who brought high fashion and Hollywood together. She came to the 1995 Oscars in a lilac Prada dress with a chiffon stole. It was the moment that changed the red carpet forever and turned it into a new runway. The young actress, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Role in Pulp Fiction back then, was completely unaware: “I had no idea! Or, never really thought about it. Perhaps it was because Prada had just reinvented itself as a high fashion brand at the time and therefore received a lot of attention. It definitely marked the beginning of a long and wonderful relationship with Miuccia Prada, I love her! But I really didn't put all too much thought into my dress beforehand. I was a little bit more preoccupied with being nominated for the Academy Award to tell you the truth. I love fashion, of course, and I appreciate the art and the craftsmanship put into it. And I find the entire fashion world quite amusing.”
Actress Uma Thurman made a very critical public comment about Harvey Weinstein during the #metoo movement two years ago. In GQ Style, she talks about how Hollywood has changed since then: “I think a lot of movie companies are now making sure there is a reasonably balanced female-male ratio among their employees. Women also get much more support and have far more options, particularly female directors. And at an executive level, many women have been promoted. All in all, I think the female perspective is meanwhile represented a bit better in the business.”
And in tribute to Peter Lindbergh, we would like to share a few words to live by with you that he gave us through the GoSee grapevine: “Success isn't being good once, it's being good all the time. The fire inside you has to burn every day, otherwise it doesn't work.” Bon voyage Peter.