PFEIFFER, Walter. Choli Cholie.
(Renens, Switzerland and Paris): Ecal and RVB Books, 2015. First edition. Quarto. [78 pages]. 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 monopolizing 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 his protocol on image production (from shooting to editing). Walter Pfeiffer invited students to explore 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 both a reference and a tribute to the work of the famous photographer. A very good plus copy in photo-illustrated wrappers.