Love is fluid, complex, and adaptable. It can take many forms and flow in various directions. Love is a strong emotion and arguably a necessity for people to live. Survival without love can make a person feel like they are merely existing within a small increment of time.
Depths of Love is a collection of five visual albums, each describing a different feeling of love. The albums are inspired by C.S. Lewis’ book called The Four Loves which explores the nature of love from a Christian and philosophical perspective. Four of the albums take direct inspiration from Lewis’ work: Eros, Storge, Philia, and Agape, which means romantic love, instinctive affection, friend bond, and unconditional God’s love. The fifth album, Carnal, is my own addition to the set as a juxtaposition to the existing perspectives. The photography in these albums do not define what love is, but rather suggest how love can make one feel. They act as a guide for people to imagine and feel the things that may not be easily seen internally.
In each album, I use imagery and type as a way to translate these abstract emotions into a tangible medium. The combination of vivid photography and poetic narrative aims to trigger the human senses. The objective is to communicate intuitive feelings in a way that resonates with people and helps them to embrace the deep need for love that is ingrained in all of us.