Karlheinz Weinberger: REBEL YOUTH

Edited by Martynka Wawrzyniak with Patric Schedler and Bruce Hackney

Designed by Jan-Willem Dikkers

Forward by John Waters

Essay By Guy Trebay 

Published by Rizzoli

 

 

The work of Swiss amateur photographer, Karlheinz Weinberger is presented in Rebel Youth, a first-of-its-kind compilation of portraits of Zurich’s rebel youth of the sixties. Known as a pioneer of male erotic photography, Weinberger was also an influential artist to the fashion world documenting the defiant street styles of rebel youth including juvenile delinquents, biker gangs, and gay youths. From the late 1950’s through the ’60s, Weinberger photographed the unconventional glamour of the rebel culture highlighting their provocative handmade designs fused with iconic American pop culture imagery such as biker jackets, denim jeans, and bouffant hairdos. The playfulness and fierce individuality captured in the images in this volume has inspired countless contemporary fashion leaders.

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