Releasing from Rizzoli on February 8, 2011, Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger shares the highly influential work of the Swiss photographer. Weinberger’s documentation of rebellious youth inspired the fashion industry – specifically folks like Steven Meisel and Martin Margiela – the sharp individuality of “Verlausten” fusing elements of American pop culture and a defiant European glamor. Weinberger also had an effect on film maker John Waters. Waters provides the books forward, a short essay about his discovery of the photographer and the universality of his images. Water’s, like many of us, sees his own locale in many of Weinberger’s images. Further context is provided by fashion journalist Guy Trebay. While both writers intrigue, its the 120 photographs included that make the book memorable.
Two Weinberger exhibitions are set for February 2011 in New York City. Stay tuned for announcements on both.
Select page views follow. All images Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011.