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
single mother with a teenager
divorced after 10 years married
GILL AND RICHARD
married for 30 years
GIULIA AND EDWIN
together since 18 years
married for 30 years, separated not divorced with a daughter
AGNESE AND VIRGINIA
married for 2 years
JAMES AND JOAKIM
in a relationship
single, divorced, with a teenager he can't see
SARAH AND ROBERT
married for 13 years with three children
WEN WEI AND VALERIA
6 month together, getting married in 6 months
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
7 years old
Do You Love Yourself?
Monologue (trailer) from 'Love, Sex & Relationship'
Director / Producer Riccardo Sai/Post Production Luca Previtali