Peter Lindbergh: The Unknown: The Chinese Episode
Internationally-known German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh revolutionized his métier with iconic images of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz and other models. His photographs sought to capture the personality, character, and identity of the models--and not just the glitter and glamour. His new project represents another innovative chapter in the field of fashion photography. The Unknown is a photographic "serial novel" of fashion shootings set against the backdrop of a fictitious landing of beings from outer space. The extra terrestrial theme is elegantly augmented with elements of Hollywood glamour from the fifties, the German cinema of Fritz Lang, and futuristic scenarios of science fiction movies--much in the manner of Orson Welles or Ridley Scott. Lindbergh has now joined these photographs together for the first time to form a large-scale pictorial narrative for the exhibition in Beijing.