Being human is as complex as anything on earth.

The need to communicate in personal relationships or by casual encounter is a basic need.In this series, Lieberman explores what it is, and how it is, to be human.

The Relationships series is an ongoing project about the multitudinous variety of emotional partnerships.There is a story to each couple photographed, and each story is fascinating.

By initially separating the partners, and giving them no personal choice other than fabric, and colour, they reunite for the shoot, and see each other unexpectedly in that moment, and in doing this their balance alters for the shoot, and other aspects of their relationship shines through.

Simon McKay asked if I might be interested in photographing him with his friend who happened to be Fenella Fielding.

 

 

 

 

I had heard of Fenella Fielding as being one of the great stars of British Film, and Theatre from the fifties, sixties and seventies. (She continued to perform until she died in 2018) I was thrilled to be asked.
Normally I am strict about separating the couples, but Fenella, and Simon had such a close understanding, and freedom together that I withdrew as I observed how instinctively they worked together.

They were soon discussing the combinations of fabric they preferred.Once we started the shoot it was immediately evident that Fenella had complete trust in Simon, and that Simon so instinctively responded to Fenella’s needs or wishes, seemingly before anything was communicated.

I thought every shot I took was wonderful, but I chose this image as I felt it particularly conveyed Fenella’s complete faith: Fenella throws her head back in abandon, expressing her happiness in the safety of her relationship with Simon.

Fenella
Date: 2017
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41 x 51 cms
Price: £1050
Edition: 1/12

Couple 05
Date: 2013
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41 x 51 cms
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Couple 03
Date: 2013
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41x51cms.
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Mother and Child
Date: 2002
Medium: White marble resin
Dimension: 16 x 13 x 3 cm
Price: Commisioned award for the Portland Hospital
Edition: Unique
The Mother and Child sculpture Commissioned work for the Portland Hospital in London, which is the only private hospital in London dedicated to the healthcare of women, and children.

The Arc
Date: 2008
Medium: Stone Copper rod, iron resin, twine
Dimension: 130 x 114 cms
Price: SOLD
Edition: Unique

Father and Daughter 02
Date: 2017
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41 x 51 cms
Price: £975
Edition: 1/12

Father and Son 01
Date: 2013
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 31 x 41 cms.
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Couple 04
Date: 2013
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41x51cms.
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Maquette for a Public Bench
Date: 2010
Medium: to be discussed
Dimension: to be discussed
Price: to be discussed
Edition: N/A
Maquette for a Public Bench in 2010, was made as a proposal for a public bench.

Couple 02
Date: 2013
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41 x 51 cms
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Father and Daughter 01
Date: 2013
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 41x51cms.
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Mother and Son 01
Date: 2016
Medium: Colour Film onto Hehnemuhle Paper
Dimension: 31 x 41 cms.
Price: £975
Edition: 2/12

Love Birds
Date: 1991
Medium: Resin bronze maquette for a large water outdoor water fountain
Dimension: to be discussed
Price: to be discussed
Edition: Unique
This maquette for ‘Love Birds’ is designed to be a water fountain. Water would come out of the beaks of the birds, and run down the back between the wings of the large bird, and flow from the inner circle hole of the smaller bird.

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