Between July 2015 and March 2017 I interviewed twenty-five unknown people plus myself using a digital camera - a Canon 5D Mark III, fixed on a tripod.
I met couples and individuals at their home or wherever they wanted to meet me. I asked them questions about their relationship: what they think about love, sex, relationship, if they’ve ever cheated, if they’ve been abused, what kind of relationship they are in, how they show their love. Then, I took pictures with a medium format analog camera, a Mamiya II 6x7 inviting the couple or individual to represent themselves and their current relationship in front of the camera. I took ten photographs of each of them.
Filiz, single mother
Ganga, divorced after ten years of marriage
Gill and Richard, married for thirty years
Giulia and Edwin, together for 18 years, married for 4
Esperanza, married for 30 years, separated with a daughter
Agnese and Virginia, married for two years
James and Joakim, in a loving relationship
Toni King, single, divorced, with a teen that he can’t see
Robert and Sarah, married for 30 years, with three children
Wen Wei and Valeria, getting married soon after six months of engagement
Giulia and Diana, in a relationship for two years
Robin and Paola, married for four years
Mum and Dad, married for 45 years with four children
Each video has a duration ranging from 25 to 50 minutes, for a total of almost 6 hours. Following a short glimpse.
The video documentation is recorded in London. English language with English subtitles.
English subtitles are transcribed and translated by me with the collaboration of Jonathan Graham, an English teacher.
Trailer of Love, Sex and Relationships