On August 31 2016, The New York Times profiled photographer Peter Lindbergh in which he recalled, among other works, his 1994 shoot with Madonna for Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Several outtakes from this stunningly beautiful session were featured along with the article.
“I worked only once with Madonna. What really struck me was her very strong motivation. We were doing a tribute to Martha Graham, her admired dance teacher. I discovered a dancer with a very rare talent: Madonna was moving in a very soulful and personal way, very touching and very much herself. At the same time, there was a feeling of perfection to everything she was doing. I was very interested in capturing some of this extraordinary contradiction, which I found absolutely stunning. Those images are as modern today as they were in 1994.”
– Peter Lindbergh, 2016.
By that point, Madonna was a master of sad Detroit ballads and she delivered them beautifully!
Still have this magazine and love it. A beautiful shoot. One of the best.
This shoot most likely was inspired by Audrey Hepburn. Gotta love Classic Hollywood