July 7, 2021

How Peter Lindbergh Inspired My Boudoir Photography

My DMs are usually filled with all types of questions…

What should I wear to a boudoir shoot?
Where in NYC are you located?
Do you shoot couples boudoir?

Who’s your biggest inspiration as a photographer?

That last question always gets me thinking. Truth be told, I have quite a few inspirations. But one stands out more than all the rest, and that’s famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. You may also know him as the man credited with discovering the “supermodel”.

I love Lindbergh’s portraits not only for their aesthetic value, but also for their unique celebration of women. If you like quotes as much as I do, maybe you’ve heard his most famous one: “If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.” Powerful words, don’t you think?!

Peter Lindbergh: My Biggest Inspiration As A Photographer
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Throughout his career, Lindbergh sought to develop a new interpretation of women. He endeavored to reveal the natural beauty of his models, and so usually avoided the use of makeup. And when you look at his photographs, you’ll see that none of his portraits were ever retouched. 

When it came to style, he was a massive advocate of black and white photography. He believed that this color scheme represented the idea of truth and reality. Lindbergh would often say that color photos felt inauthentic to him. With black and white, everything felt more toned down, and his subjects took center stage.

Through the years, Lindbergh has certainly inspired my own work. My goal as a photographer has always been to showcase raw femininity while inspiring women to feel confident. During a bespoke luxury experience, it’s my hope that my clients discover what they’re truly made of.

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Let’s create stunning boudoir photos in a private, relaxed and luxurious studio.

If you haven’t tried a boudoir shoot yet, you may be thinking, “I’m average, and there’s nothing much to celebrate about my body!” Think again. Like Peter Lindbergh, I believe that beauty exists in the courage to be your authentic self. Why leave sexy in the bedroom? Sexy is a state of mind that you bring with you everywhere you go. Through my lens, I aspire to teach women to appreciate themselves as they are. I meet so many beautiful, confident, sexy, and valuable women on every shoot, and there is absolutely no reason you aren’t one of them. If you don’t see it now, let me capture you in those moments and show you the photographic evidence! Contact me today.