ABOUT THE FILM
PEOPLE * LOVE * PHOTOS is a film about photography and family life, sexuality and love. It looks at different human role models, whether in sexual releationships or in family life.
The film accompanies Tanyth Berkeley as she photographs people on the street, the so-called "forgotten ones", in the tradition of Diane Arbus.
Ashley MacLean and Traci Matlock, the superstars of flickr.com, draw us into a new visionary relm of sexuality with its various facets ranging from vulnerability and longing to pain and shamelessnes.
In the last part of the film Elinor Carucci shares her thoughts on family life, love and motherhood.
BIOGRAPHY: TANYTH BERKELEY
Tanyth Berkeley was born in Hollywood, California, and currently lives and works in New York, NY. She received her MFA in photography from Columbia University in 2004 and holds a BA from CCNY in photography and creative writing. Recent exhibitions include "New Photography", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2007/2008.
BIOGRAPHY: ASHLEY MACLEAN AND TRACI MATLOCK
Traci Matlock was born and raised in East Texas. Ashley MacLean was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Both now live and work in Houston.
Their work is a collaborative documentation of their separate and shared desires. The photographs focus intensely on the physical self and the pageantry of the body, situations of control & surrender and the sublime. They independently produce work in the fields of painting and literature as well.
For four years they published daily work at nerve.com, which was their first major combined project and a frank and visual discussion of sexuality. They continue to publish and collect daily at theingoing.com. They have exhibited most recently at the DeSantos Galllery.
BIOGRAPHY: ELINOR CARUCCI
Elinor Carucci was born in Israel and lives and works in New York.
Carucci's work is an intimate glimpse into her life and that of her parents, husband and children.
As Carucci explains:
'The camera is, in a sense, both a way to get close, and to break free. It is a testimony to independence as well as a new way to relate to the world.'
Her initial photographs often depicted her mother and now as a mother herself she frequently depicts her own children.
Solo exhibitions in London include The Photographers Gallery in 1998 and Gagosian Gallery in 2003.
Her personal website: elinorcarucci.com
Producer / Director / Photographer
Christian Klinger is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked periodically with media platforms in the USA and in Germany in the 1990s. He has created editorials, documentaries like the full-length film abut Jock Sturges. He also made editorials about Johann Sebastian Bach (Leipzig feature) and several portraits about photographer and artists. In his filmmaking career, he has interviewed artists, inventors or curators such as Will McBride (American photographer), Karlheinz Brandenburg (inventor of MP3) or Thomas Olbricht (art collector). He has also initiated and billed of various festivals and art events, and has had various exhibitions of his own work. He is the father of four children.
Producer / Editor in chief
Daniela Krien (Editor in chief) has written and edited over 40 features about artists, photographers and inventors. Her editing credits include, Karlheinz Brandenburg (inventor of MP3), Hellen van Meene (art photographer), Hans Eberhard Zahn (Stasi victim), Prof. Dr. Dr. Gunnar Heinsohn (youth bulge), Will McBride (art photographer). Her first novel "Someday we will tell each other everything" is planned for release at fall 2011. More information: English * Deutsch
REVIEWS ABOUT THE FILM
In making this film, the filmmaker sought and experienced a touching sense of truth...
Sarah Baxter, EYEMAZING
Certainly the documentation shows no idealized world, such as is to be found in the photos of Jock Sturges.
Michael Weinstein, Photo Collection
People*Love*Photos is an unusual documentary at a time of growing interest in fine art ...
Christian Perring, metapsychology
COMMENTS ABOUT THE FILM
I've been a fan of Traci and Ashley for a while on Flickr. They are fascinating artists. You've caught the zeitgeist for sure.
Lee. United States.