Petersen, Anders, Photographer (Born 1944). Cafe Lehmitz. Ab Tiprod, Etc, 1982.
[Photography / Counter Culture] First hardcover edition. Text in Swedish. Oblong Octavo (27 X 24Cm). With 88 black and white photographs. White cloth hardcovers blocked in black, photographic dust-jacket. Book is fine, jacket near fine with a couple of small marks and tears. An attractive copy.
First Published in Germany as a softcover edition in 1978, This is the first edition to be published in the homeland of the photographer and the first hardcover printing. Evidently more scarce than the paperback. From 1967, Peterson spent three years photographing late-night regulars (prostitutes, transvestites, drunks, lovers and junkies) in Café Lehmitz, a red-light bar in Hamburg’s Reeperbahn district. The resulting photobook has since become regarded as a seminal work in the history of european photography. One photo was used as the cover art for Tom Waits' 1985 album Rain Dogs.