Investigation of Love 
 

“Investigation of Love” explores the photograph as evidence, in particular whether photographs can function as proof for such an abstract notion as love. The project was inspired by application for a Dutch residence permit. The procedure involved presenting photographs of the couple relationship, their holiday pictures and snippets of daily life, to an anonymous immigration officer for assessment. But whether several pictures of a couple duly justify love?  And if not, how many more images would it take to do so? Is it at all possible to depict an emotional bond with photography? What can be a real evidence of love?

In “Investigation of Love” photography is employed as a detective tool. The book is a visual timeline of a relationship in a collection of objects and photographs. Pictures display the places the couple visited together and things they did; objects form a story within the relationship, items they gave each other, purchased, found, or stole together. Although the infatuation with the person is clear, is it enough to prove love?
The collection of 514 personal objects is handled as an evidence and has been photographed in a clean, catalogued environment. It includes a set of dessert forks purchased at the Texel island flea market, postcards, the furniture which the couple bought together, books which they recommended to each other, and even a dog.

“Investigation of Love” is an attempt to encounter love through its evidence: the personal archive, daily objects, documents and letters.


Awards: 
The 10 Best Dutch photo books 2018 by De Volkskrant

Self Published Books 2018 Award - Encontros da Imagem  finalist 
Unseen Dummy Award 2017 shortlist 





Specificatins of the book: 

Size: 16,2 x 22,9 cm,
Hardcover, full color, 240 pages

Printing: Offset 
Paper: 100 gsm Munken Pure
Binding: sewn bound in half linen 

Edition of 250
Published in Amsterdam 
2018 

Price 50 euro

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Specifications of the Special Edition:

A handmade  cardboard box 17 x 24 cm, a book,
an object and a limited edition C-print size 22 x 16 cm.

Please note: variants of the special editions may differ

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Signed and numbered 

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"Investigation of Love" book launch at Foam Editions Gallery, 3rd of May 2018