Humor and Color in 1980s Italy

2015-04-13

Trust the colorful characters of Italy to bring charm and accidental wit to dazzling views of Milan and Marsala. Charles H. Traub flaunts their fluky humor in the photo book “Dolce Via”.

Cover of Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.

Just a glance away from the gallant buildings are the people whose antics are another kind of architecture. It could be a photo of a voluptuous woman whose bosom heaves out of a scanty romper. Or an opportune shot of priests walking before a splayed mannequin, the plaster tush haughtily displayed on a bike. Or a senior citizen wearing a paper hat. Charles H. Taub’s photos from the 1980s portray some Italians as statuettes of situational comedy. But some others are beyond humor, seriously stylish in their dapper suits and ruffled dresses.

Photographed by Charles H. Traub. From Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.
Photographed by Charles H. Traub. From Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.
Photographed by Charles H. Traub. From Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.
Photographed by Charles H. Traub. From Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.
Photographed by Charles H. Traub. From Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.
Photographed by Charles H. Traub. From Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s by Charles H. Traub. Published by Damiani.

The book Dolce Via is available via publisher Damiani's online shop. To know more about Charles H. Traub’s work, head on over to his official website.

Information in this article was sourced from Damiani. Photos were sourced from Swide.

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