[May 13 2009]
Pfeiffer’s unique career has spanned more than three decades and has changed our perception of the struggle between realism and glamour in photography. His candid, vernacular portraits of friends, strangers, and models are just as relevant today as they were when he began taking pictures in the 1970s. Born in Switzerland, Walter Pfeiffer began taking pictures to use as inspiration for his drawings and other artworks. His free-spirited, non-technical approach to the beauty and eroticism of the human form quickly achieved cult status and has since helped define an entire era of photography. Check out his Q&A in Interview.