'There isn’t much to do there other than walk around, play cards and soak up the sun.' Emma Swywj captures some rural Italian life
This town was built essentially at the top of a valley. The views from there are very beautiful and scenic. There isn’t much to do there other than walk around, play cards and soak up the sun. I think I felt compelled to photograph the town in a way that highlighted the difference between made things like buildings, to natural things like trees, mountains and flowers, etc. People there are very resourceful and make their own wine and cheese. I’m a bit of a city girl at heart, but fell in love with the atmosphere and relaxing nature of the town.
Emma Swywj, describing the slow-paced village life depicted in her Italy series.
Paulie may have moved slow, but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for anybody.
Henry Hill, (Ray Liotta), describing the slow-paced Paulie in Goodfellas.