Walter Pfeiffer 1970-1980 (signed association copy)
Edition : First / Frankfurt / Elke Betzel Verlag / 1980 / Softcover. / VG+
4to, 96pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. Signed and dedicated to ‘Hannes’ for his help and commitment in november 1980. ‘Hannes’ is Hannes B, Zurich based fashion designer who is also credited in the colophon.
Scarce. Walter Pfeiffer’s first book. A groundbreaking subculture classic. “In his earliest work Pfeiffer can be seen in relation to Larry Clark, as a photographer who not only captures but implicates himself in the restless ’70s, and yet Pfeiffer’s irreverent sense of humor sets him apart [ … ] Walter Pfeiffer’s work both anticipated and paralleled that of the ’80s photographers and, in so doing, looked ahead to much of what followed. So it would be possible to see his pictures laid end to end as a secret thread to the present.”