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, indeed, 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.
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