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 and 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.

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. 

I interviewed each individual or couple, and made video and sound recordings of our conversations - in which I asked them the same questions, collecting more than 40 hours of conversations and pictures. I was there to listen.

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 project.

 

FILIZ

Single mother with a teenager

 

GANGA

'Divorced after 10 years married'

 

GILL AND RICHARD

Married for 30 years

 

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

 

WEN WEI AND VALERIA

'6 month together, getting married in 6 months'

 

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

 Social Documentary Photographer | Fine Art | London & Italy

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