Walter Pfeiffer

Ph: Walter Pfeiffer | Portrait Walter Pfeiffer by Disco Meisch


Other credits: Director, Model




Nationality: Switzerland
Walter Pfeiffer is the Zürich based photographer whose portraits of friends, lovers, still life and scenery always taken with a large dose of fun have inspired a generation of photographers.

His publication Welcome Aboard, Photographs 1980-2000 brought with it a revival in the realistic photography movement at the turn of the century and since then Pfeiffer has collaborated with international magazines such as i-D, Butt, Vogue Paris, Self Service and Fantastic Man. Additionally, Pfeiffer has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2008, Fotomuseum Winterthur presented In Love with Beauty, an unprecedented chronological overview of his work, spanning four decades from his beginnings in the early 1970s to his most recent work. An exhibition catalogue published by Steidl marked the event.

His other publications include Walter Pfeiffer-Scrapbooks 1969-1985(2012), Cherchez La Femme! (2007), Night and Day (2007), Welcome Aboard, Photographs 1980-2000 (2001), The eyes, the thoughts, ceaselessly wandering (1986) and Walter Pfeiffer (1970 - 1980) (1980).

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Double Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
Hermes S/S 16 Men's Lookbook: Cravates
Hermès (Lookbook/Catalog)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
Effet de Masse
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: April 2015
Anja Rubik photographed by Walter Pfeiff...
Self Service (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
Fashion Next
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2015
Meta Modern
V Man (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: March 2015
A.P.C. Spring/ Summer 2015
A.P.C. (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
A.P.C. S/S 15 Precollection
A.P.C. (Advertising)
published: November 2014
Self Service (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014

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Enter Pigalle
Apr 13 12
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