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).
Single mother with a teenager
'Divorced after 10 years married'
GILL & RICHARD
Married for 30 years
GIULIA & EDWIN
'Together since 18 years'
Married for 30 years, separated not divorced with a daughter'
AGNESE & VIRGINIA
Married for 2 years
JAMES & JOAKIM
In a relationship
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'
GIULIA & DIANA
Living and working together since two years
ROBIN & PAOLA
Married since 2 years
MUM & DAD
Married for 45 years with four children
7 years old
Do You Love Yourself?
Monologue (trailer) from 'Love, Sex & Relationship'
Director / Producer Riccardo Sai/Post Production Luca Previtali