love, sex and relationships
BW film photography/ mamiya 6x7/ FB silver gelatine fine art prints / size 16" x 20"/ 17 black and white images/2015-2019


 

 

What is love, sex and relationships?

love, sex and relationships is a series of portraits and videos, which include questions to myself, to couples and to individuals who are, or were, in love, sex and relationships.

Through interviews, I entered an intimate space of memories, thoughts and feelings.

I invited the people to represent themselves to the camera, any way they wished. traditionally, a photographer searches for telling images of his or her subject. my approach has been, rather, to find out how the subjects of my project might portray themselves.
I wanted to explore what it is like for others to be in a relationship.
What is love? What is sex? What is a relationship? 
Do you love yourself? Does education, culture, religion confuse us?
What do we fear? Are we free? 

I began this project in July 2015, while I was in a nine month abusive relationship. I didn’t love myself. 
I used the photographic process as a therapeutic tool, that helped me to understand that what I was missing was self-love. 

The video photography project includes photographs in black and white, a video (total length 5 hours 50 mins with English subtitles) and a photography book.

Here the pdf of the project - love, sex and relationships

Loredana Denicola photographer | Single mother | Love Sex and Relationships

 

FILIZ

single mother with a teenager

 

GANGA

divorced after 10 years married

 

GILL AND RICHARD

married for 30 years

Loredana Denicola photographer |  couple | Love Sex and Relationships art project

 

GIULIA AND EDWIN

together since 18 years

 

ESPERANZA

married for 30 years, separated not divorced with a daughter

 

AGNESE AND VIRGINIA

married for 2 years

 

JAMES AND JOAKIM

in a relationship

 

 

TONI KING

single, divorced, with a teenager he can't see

 

SARAH AND ROBERT

married for 13 years with three children

Loredana Denicola photographer | Married couple | Love Sex and Relationships art project

 

WEN WEI AND VALERIA

6 month together, getting married in 6 months

Loredana Denicola photographer | Single | Love Sex and Relationships art project

 

CHRIS

single

 

GIULIA AND DIANA

living and working together since two years

 

ROBIN AND PAOLA

married since 2 years

 

MUM AND DAD

married for 45 years with four children

 

ERICA

7 years old

 

LASZLO

my ex-boyfriend

 

LOREDANA

the interviewer

Do You Love Yourself?

Monologue (trailer) from 'Love, Sex & Relationship'

Director / Producer Riccardo Sai/Post Production Luca Previtali