Before being known as a photographer, Walter Pfeiffer took pictures so he could paint from them. It turned out that the Swiss artist had a generational talent with a camera, becoming hugely influential in photography and creating fashion imagery, his gritty naturalism predating Juergen Teller and Ryan McGinley. But Pfeiffer, who began his career as a commercial draftsman, never stopped drawing and painting, and he finally published Bildrausch. Drawings 1966 – 2018, a collection of his art during his career published by Edition Patrick Frey. The subjects are familiar to those familiar with Pfeiffer’s seminal work: erotic portraits of young men, flowers, the Swiss landscape, seen only through another medium. The collection both illuminates Pfeiffer’s photography career – for which he was just honored in a special tribute last Thursday at the Swiss Institute’s annual benefit evening in New York – and looks completely new, to be continued, hopefully.