defining intimacy


how to begin…

My lovely Digital Photography I instructor is letting me pursue my own body of work and I will follow the syllabus and meet whatever assignment they're working on. The first couple was shot under the assignment Vantage Point. The second was using different ISOs. I decided on photographing people...again. This time delving into the concept of physically intimacy and what that looks like from couple to couple. My aim is to photograph a wide variety of couples, from the newly dating to those who have been married for half a century, and everyone in between. Gender identity, sexuality, race, and age does not matter and I would like to have everyone represented. What happens when the camera is turned on. Are people able to become intimate with one another? Does it affect their performance? Can they still get lost in one another? Is intimacy found in sex or in hand-holding? If you are interested in participating, my class ends in December, so I'll be photographing until then. A session looks like this: I come to your home or you come to my studio. I set up my gear - one camera to photograph and one to film (video record). You will be required to sign a personal release allowing me to use your footage and images. The filming aspect is negotiable. I may use 35mm film as well, as I miss shooting with it. I will set a timer for 30 minutes and you'll do whatever physical intimacy looks like in your relationship at that moment. When the time goes off, you're done.