The book of love, sex and relationships poses a complex question: 'What does it mean to love?'
In this book on love, sex and relationships I describe a woman's attempt to process negativity and destructive beliefs through self-observation using photography, video-documentation, and writing, which ultimately becomes a journey of discovery and awareness. Addiction to love can lead to emotional problems such as anxiety, violence, jealousy, obsessive thoughts, pain and confusion.
The project began in London, before Brexit and Covid-19.
I firmly believe that this social research on love can inspire anyone on their journey to become more self-aware, to build greater self-esteem and self-respect.
The book on love, sex and relationships is also a collaborative social work of art. Twenty – five people participated in the project, including couples or individuals who I met online and on the streets of London, exploring different types of relationships, from heterosexual to homosexual, single mothers, divorced or separated couples.
We often think of art as an individual endeavour, and of the artist / photographer as a solitary figure working alone. However, in reality, art is a collective activity that requires collaboration among a number of people and a wide range of activities.
All the people who participated in the project-book brought creativity, self-expression, lived experience, and shared their personal knowledge into play. The collective work is presented to the global community in the form of dialogue, and I hope it encourages people to reflect.
Photographs have power. Stories have power. The book is a self-published art editorial project.