A bar in Hamburg whose decadent image inspired the Swedish photographer’s images, so much that this book became a true cult object, a manifesto of the ’70s. Petersen began photographing Lehmitz without aiming for a social investigation, but simply cultivating a diaristic approach to people and events. Drugs, prostitution, transvestism and life outside the rules were the ingredients of the small world photographed by Anders Petersen, forerunner, with Ed Van Der Elsken, of a photographic genre that, especially in the United States, would inspire the style of today’s internationally renowned authors such as Nan Goldin or Larry Clark.
Le Bistrot d’Hambourg – Anders Petersen (1st French edition)
Softcover, 21.5 x 24 cm
90 pages, b/w photographs
Very rare first French edition