A first selection of the Vintage material we have and of the Limited Editions opened by the Archive.
All black and white prints are made on silver gelatin baryta paper.
Other prints will be added in the coming months. Contact us if you want to be informed about updates.
Alfa has not left any signed prints so the vintage prints are unsigned with Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Archive.
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Compagnia di Stile Popolare - Boxset Sardegna
Last boxset available from the ethno-visual research on the roots of Italian men's clothing, shot in the '70s and' 80s.
Created for L'Uomo Vogue, Compagnia di Stile Popolare has been a long-term research, with several trips to Sardinia, South Tyrol, Emilia and Maremma Toscana.
From this research, in 1995/96, 300 images were printed to produce 30 numbered edition boxsets (Sardinia, South Tyrol, Emilia and Maremma).
Alfa died during the processing of this last project. Of the 30 boxsets this is the last available, containing the portraits made in Sardinia.
The photo of the Sardinian shepherd at sunset was used as opening image in the book "Appearances" by Martin Harrison (one of the most important critical works on fashion photography from 1945 to 1991) and is also in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
This is the presentation of the work written by Alfa:
Thanks to L'Uomo Vogue, with an assignment done over the years (and, unfortunately, not finished), I happened to attend a large and varied Company of Style, ancient roots and noble traditions, Sardinian shepherds, farmers and artisans from the Tyrolean farms, people from Romagna and Emilia Romagna, Maremman cowboys, shepherds from Abruzzo. In short trips - loaded with equipment (large format camera and film holders) as if I was a photographer of the beginning of the century - I have beaten beautiful and unexpected campaigns, solitary valleys, and towns and cities in market times.
I was looking for - this was the task entrusted to me by L'Uomo Vogue - the roots of natural masculine elegance and I found, from time to time, the purity of design and craftsmanship, always right before style. As well as rediscovering the authenticity of fabrics, cloths, cottons: fabrics manufactured with extreme care - with a pure handicraft care - for people whose quality was a reason for living.
Party dresses, work clothes: the distinction was often non-existent; the dress, the cloak, the boots, the leggings or the 'mantlena', followed the man in his cycle of life, in work and in rest. Without seasonal distinctions or, in any case, temporal. With the unique, strong presence of a brand, and a symbol of belonging to an ethnic group, and - within it - to a social group.