DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE
DOWNLOAD LALOO'S PRESS RELEASE
READ THE PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION HERE
READ THE AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
VIEW THE PUBLICITY IMAGES
Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town
Photographs and text
by Douglas Gayeton
Preface by Carlo Petrini
Introduction by Alice Waters
176 pages, 11" x 13" (landscape)
75 sepia toned 4-color images,
Acetate jacket & 4 acetate
tip-ins printed with text from underlying images
Hardcover, $50.00 ($62.00 CAN)
October 2009 publication
Douglas Gayeton's SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town is a magical and utterly unique portrayal of rural Italian life, and a tribute to the region's kaleidoscope of charming local characters whose livelihoods and culture center around the everyday pleasures of growing, preparing, and eating food.
Imaginative and interactive portraits are layered with Gayeton's handwritten notes, anecdotes, recipes, quotes, and historical facts and that cleverly bring context and color to the subject of each sepia-toned image and draw us deeper into this romantic, rewarding, and progressively rare way of life. You will fall in love with the intimate images of an entire town whose lives are profoundly bound to the rhythms of nature and inherently exemplify the popular principles that define Slow Food, a multi-national movement dedicated to preserving local food traditions and honoring local farmers and producers.
The unique interplay of pictures and words conveys a thrilling sense of narrative that transcends
the page and transports you halfway around the globe. It is a riveting story told in a riveting
way: each image is actually comprised of multiple photographs taken over the course of time
(from ten minutes to several hours - a photographic approach critics have dubbed "flat film").
The result is nothing less than a new and startling way of seeing photographs.
VIDEO: DOUGLAS GOES IN SEARCH OF HIS GRANDMOTHER'S FAMILY IN COMPOSANTO
NOVEMBER 18 EVENT: A SLOW TASTE OF TUSCANY