The Song Cave, 2020. Paperback, 230pp., 5.5 x 7.5 inches
Unseen photos of rebels, outsiders, construction workers and more: celebrating the distinctive gay male gaze of Karlheinz Weinberger. This collection pairs images of his most famous subjects, the “Halbstarke”― a loosely organized group of Swiss “rebels” in the late 1950s and early 1960s, carousing at local carnivals and on a camping trip ― with the more private side of his work: solo portraits of men whom he invited to his makeshift studio in the rooms of the apartment he shared with his mother. Though not a professional photographer, Weinberger’s approach to his work makes the images in this collection certain to earn a larger audience and appreciation.