Reference monograph / artist's book.
Welcome Aboard – Photographs 1980-2000 is, at the same time, a monograph on Pfeiffer's photographic work and an artist's book, a photo-novel all of its own. Pfeiffer takes you on a long trip from suburban bliss to the horse race at Ascot, from wind-swept beaches to majestic mountain tops. Pfeiffer knows our dreams and artfully plays with them. In his still lives, landscapes, and portraits of beautiful boys and mischievous women, Pfeiffer celebrates his quest for beauty and glamour with sophistication, irony, and wit.
Walter Pfeiffer (born 1946 in Beggingen) is a Zurich-based photographer and graphic designer. He spent a great many years photographing for the underground gay zine scene. His breakthrough didn't come till the turn of the millennium, however, particularly after his book Welcome Aboard – Photographs 1980–2000
was published by Edition Patrick Frey in 2001. Heir to photographers such as Wilhelm von Gloeden or Herbert List and to the painter Paul Cadmus, contemporary of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin
or Peter Hujar
, he has built a founding work for contemporary photography which has deeply marked the generations of Juergen Teller
, Wolfgang Tillmans
and Ryan McGinley
. Pfeiffer's works can now be found at the Kunsthaus Zürich, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Bundeskunstsammlung Bern as well as in the Windsor Collection and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, among others.
Edited by Walter Pfeiffer.
Text by Martin Jaeggi.
Graphic design by Hanna Williamson-Koller.
published in 2001
bilingual edition (English / German)
20,5 x 27,5 cm (hardcover, dust jacket)
264 pages (113 color & 105 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905509-32-8
EAN : 9783905509328