Swiss Studs

Of all the signs that some young thing has major attitude, their posture is the giveaway. Anyone can hang a chain round their neck or pierce themselves, wear an Elvis belt buckle or make up their eyes just so, but stance sorts the timid from the truly tuff.

Karlheinz Weinberger’s photographs – celebrated posthumously in an exhibition at the Swiss Institute and a publication by Rizzoli – captured a side of Swiss youth that was new for the 1950s. Through Weinberger’s lens, what these kids wanted to be and what they actually were collided spectacularly in a single slump of the shoulders or jut of the hips.

see more pics via La Lettre