The exhibit this month at 10 Corso Como blew me away. The work of Milanese photographer Alfa Castaldi is simple, honest and full of humanity. The early work centered around Bar Jamaca in Milan during the 1950′s is my favorite.


I loved the shot of the girl looking out of a rainy window so much I had to buy it. It’s  the type of image I love to see in the morning before I go out to shoot. It  reminds how strong a simple moment can feel on film.


Corso Como 10

20154 Milano


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  1. Fashion Snag

    March 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  2. Simbarashe

    March 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    These are such timeless shots. Congrats on your find!

  3. milex

    March 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I really wish I was living in those times even for a day.

  4. Dogwalk

    March 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I loved this exhibit! I was there this sunday.

    Come and see an Alfa Castaldi shoot directly from 1976 on my last post.

  5. lindsey

    March 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Wow! They are all very nice. Will be hard to just pick one.. Lovely

  6. Biba

    March 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Magnifiques photos !
    Merci de nous avoir fait découvrir ce photographe.


  7. CBC

    March 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    my quick glance….i thought the photo was yours looking in a cafe…..I guess i’m a fan….the photo has so much emotion…love films as well from that time

  8. Lucy

    March 14, 2013 at 12:30 am


  9. Andrea Maria

    March 14, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Corso Como is my favorite place in the world, and this exhibition was amazing! Thank you for sharing this with all of us who wish we can be there.
    Im a mexican fashion blogger, visit my blog Im sure you will love it!!


  10. Freya - Fashionable People

    March 14, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Really beautiful photography


    March 14, 2013 at 4:07 am

    amazing pictures!!!!

  12. irene

    March 14, 2013 at 4:16 am

    great! like it!


  13. Colleen

    March 14, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Stunning! I am sure you will enjoy your purchase for many years :)

  14. Denisa

    March 14, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Perfect photo, looks really nice.

  15. heelsandpeplum

    March 14, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I love black & white photography. This is really special…reflects an everyday moment beautifully!I can’t stop looking at it…it’s great!

  16. Gian Luca M

    March 14, 2013 at 4:53 am

    wow! at corso Como in Milan!…great….

    Gian Luca M

  17. almu

    March 14, 2013 at 4:57 am

    so cool pict! almu

  18. Desiree

    March 14, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Lovely pictures at the exhibit, your pictures are beautiful too!

  19. Laura

    March 14, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Great exhibit, I love black and white photos! The one you bought is beautiful!

  20. LesFleurs

    March 14, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Oh that is lovely! We’ll never know anything about her, she’s a mystery. I was going to say it’s like a scene from a movie but scenes from movies only condense life. Life is more interesting. May you enjoy it always!

  21. Laetitia

    March 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

    La photo est très forte, on la dirait tirée d’un film.

  22. danielle

    March 14, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Really great photo…congrats.

  23. martyn james

    March 14, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Gorgeous collection!

  24. LIZPR

    March 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Ohhh! Look at her! I love a photo that fuels my imagination. What’s she looking at? What’s she thinking about? What’s the guy calling out behind her? And whom is she waiting for?

    Congrats on your purchase! Where shall you hang this photograph?

  25. Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    March 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

  26. john b pritchett

    March 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I’m a studio photographer and don’t get to travel the world and see the exciting things you see. I’ve recently gone back to 35mm b&w film for personal work having spent past years with 4×5 and medium format cameras in that medium. Thank you for this post. Through you I get to see a world so inspirational and uplifting.

  27. carole

    March 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    wow…what beautiful photographs!!

  28. Rocky Mantle

    March 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    She reminds me of a very young Anouk Aimee, like when she was in 81/2.

  29. mlpb

    March 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    agonizingly beautiful!!!! so incredibly intimate.

  30. Bethany Linz

    March 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Simply beautiful!

  31. Alison

    March 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I can completely understand why you would want to look at this before starting your day. I would too.

  32. Elizabeth

    March 15, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Hello from Russia)) I just want to say that this is a great post – so warm and inspiring.. and 50′s as well.. Many thanks for this kind of stories. And also I ‘d like to ask – I really miss about the opportunity to put a “Like” on your pictures and posts when I really LIKE it without any comments – have you ever thought about this “feature”? ))

  33. Lydia

    March 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Indeed, such beautiful shots. Brilliant photographer.

  34. élise

    March 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

    i so, so agree with you regardnig this photo. nothing is more inspiring than images that don’t tell you the whole story, for one thing, and in this one, there are also quaint, everyday objects from another place (exotica) and something of a promise in the glance of the young man on the left. (it doesn’t matter – much – that he may not be looking at her so much as be lost in thought: that too holds promise)

  35. Jess

    March 31, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Who was the curator? Do you know who put that exhibit together?
    I’ll try to google it… whoever it was needs some credit- they did a beautiful job.

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  37. theusaconsult

    March 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I like black-and-white photos. They look pretty different from color ones.

  38. Mohammed

    March 15, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I really wish I was living in those times even for a day.

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