For Valentine’s Day, Camera Club's Quinn Batley, Jiro Konami, Chiara Gabellini, Adam Zhu, and Rochelle Marie Adam offer moments of human connection, immortalized through the lens
Central to any kind of love is its turbulence—the range of feeling it induces. Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily a celebration of love in all its forms, but of the affection it induces—whether that be physical, familial, spiritual, or seductive. Affection is easy, instinctual: shared time, symbolic kindnesses, a passing touch.
Quinn Batley captures platonic love, in both its quiet and loud moments. Jiro Konami imagines love as intimacy between two souls, attention undivided. Through the lens of Chiara Gabellini, love exists in the solitude of observance; it’s manifested in the simple act of seeing. Adam Zhu hones in on its ephemerality, reveling in the joy of a fleeting moment. For Rochelle Marie Adam, little gestures carry the greatest weight.
For Document, the photographers offer their impressions of human connection, their images a reminder of its breadth.
“Love is about hanging with your friends all times of the day.”
“Love means being a voyeur.”
“Valentine’s Day isn’t all about romantic love. It’s important to celebrate friendships, family bonds, and little symbols of love in a greater sense.”