Today I'm posting for the first time some works by Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006),
a Swiss photographer brought to my attention by viewer David M. Some of todays photos were provided by David, and others I found on my own. Herr Weinberger never quit his day job as a warehouse worker for Siemens until he reached retirement age. He specialized in chronicling the
fringe and misfit elements of Swiss society in his photos. (Yes, the straightlaced Swiss do indeed
have some of those.) His interests were wide ranging, though, and we'll see quite a variety of types today. After reviewing hundreds of his pictures, I have to say that what passed for "out there"
in Switzerland back then would be very vanilla in a lot of other places.
Many thanks to David M.!