The rock 'n' roll rebels of midcentury Switzerland
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Image: Karlheinz Weinberger

On paper, Karlheinz Weinberger lived a mostly boring existence. He worked as a warehouse manager at the Siemens factory in Oerlikon, Switzerland from 1955 until his retirement in 1986, and lived in the same apartment for almost his whole life.

But when he was off the clock, he set out with his camera to photograph the unusual. (He literally had “Photographer of the Unusual” printed on his business card.)

In 1958, he fell in with the Halbstarken, one of Sweden’s first...


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