love, sex and relationships is a collection of intimate conversations between me and others.
It is a video and photography documentation project that includes questions to myself, couples, and individuals who live or have lived in a relationship involving love, sex and relationship mixed with photographs, reflections, thoughts, emotions and poems.
I collected 40 hours of interviews that I used to create a six-hour video documentation.
I then captured black and white analog photographs with a medium format camera, a Mamiya II 6x7.
After six years, the video and photography project of love, sex and relationships has evolved into a book project, which is still in production.
The project was born in London, before Brexit and Covid-19 while I was in a love relationship with my ex-boyfriend, who later became violent. To escape the pain and violence, and the sense of helplessness and confusion, I sought out couples and individuals with whom to have intimate conversations about love. I interviewed 25 unknown people using a digital camera, a Canon 5D Mark III.
I visited them in their homes or wherever they preferred to meet.
I conducted the interviews and took the photographs on the same day, inviting the couple or individual to represent themselves or their current relationship in a photograph.
I wanted to explore what being in a relationship meant to others. I aimed to understand how much each of them could love themselves.
Photography and video documentation also become a journey of self-observation, discovery, and awareness and, in the long term, therapeutic.
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.
The video documentation is recorded in London and is in English language with English subtitles.
trailer of love, sex and relationships