Choli Cholie by Walter Pfeiffer

Published by RVB BOOKS (2015)
78 Pages, 31 × 22 cm, Japanese Binding, Paperback
ISBN: 979-10-90306-44-8

Instinctive, spontaneous and unclassifiable, Walter Pfeiffer’s images are an anthem to youthfulness, and not only that of the mind. This may explain why, in spite of a monopolising international success, he accepted ECAL’s invitation to run the 2014/15 Workshop, and enjoyed sharing his experience with the emerging photographers of the Lausanne school. Rather than teaching a technical class, he initiated a series of exchanges on the notions of aesthetics, exposing his philosophy of the trade and sharing a protocol of the image production (from shooting to editing). Walter Pfeiffer invited students to take hold of his world without ever imposing a specific goal. Collected under the title Choli Cholie – an allusion to a recurring remark by the artist – the images produced by the students are at once a reference and a tribute to the work of the famous photographer.