Video Trailer: 'Love, Sex & Relationships', length (3mins 40 secs), a video & photo documentation by Loredana Denicola

Full video is 5 hours, 50 minutes and 45 seconds, 25 people interviewed.

Love, Sex & Relationships

 

BW film photography/ Mamiya 6x7/ FB Silver Gelatine fine Art prints / size 16" x 20"/17 black and white images/Arttbook / Photographed: 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’.

The project began in July 2015, while I was living an abusive relationship.

I went looking for couples and individuals (25 people) who were in a relationships or were coming out of a relationship (divorced, separated, single mothers… ). I interviewed them individually, asking them the same questions (40 questions), those same questions I was asking myself during that period but I wanted to discover  different perspectives, I wanted to explore what it was like for others to be in a relationship. 

I didn't love myself.

 

What is love? What is sex? What is a relationship? Does education, culture and religion confuse us? What do we fear? Are we free within ourselves? Do we love ourselves?

I entered an intimate space of memories, thoughts and feelings. Then I invited them to represent themselves to the camera, any way they wished.Traditionally, a photographer will search 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 — who am I to do it?

I used the process as a therapeutic tool, that helped me to understand that what I was missing was, indeed, self-love. 

The video photography project includes 17 photographs in black and white, a video (total length 5 hours 50 mins with English subtitles) and a book (380 pages).

 

FILIZ

Single mother with a teenager

 

GANGA

'Divorced after 10 years married'

 

GILL & RICHARD

Married for 30 years

 

GIULIA & EDWIN

'Together since 18 years'

 

ESPERANZA

Married for 30 years, separated not divorced with a daughter'

 

AGNESE & VIRGINIA

Married for 2 years

 

JAMES & JOAKIM

In a relationship

 

 

TONI KING

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

 

SARAH & ROBERT

Married for 13 years with three children

 

WEN WEI & VALERIA

'6 month together, getting married in 6 months'

 

CHRISS

Single

 

GIULIA & DIANA

Living and working together since two years

 

ROBIN & PAOLA

Married since 2 years

 

MUM & 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

Loredana Denicola Social Documentary Photographer | Fine Art Artist | London & Italy

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