Amsterdam-based photographer, Karen Rosetzsky has just given birth (her words) to one of the most sensual photobooks on the market, and it has me feeling two ways.
The 256 page book is titled Young Love, which should help you understand what spawned my bipolar feelings about the book’s overall premise. It’s easy to assume this could be a glorified Instagram feed, but the low exposure, high nudity, and bedroom-eye filled images are extremely well done.
The art world is frequently exposed to nude, sexual, or erotic images. However, Rosetzsky’s photos have the unique ability to capture stirring and relatable images of young couples passionately in love. Regardless of how cynical you are, you can’t help but feel an emotional tug.
The series was photographed over a three-year span, where Rosetzsky travelled between Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, New Orleans, Willemstad, Prague, Cape Town, and Paris to find this eclectic mix of millennials. Most of the couples photographed were found through mutual friends, so she has guaranteed that all of the people in the book are actually in love. Personally, we would be intrigued to see her do a follow up series five years down the line, but again, that’s the cynicism talking.
Rosetzsky found inspiration for the photobook after falling deeply in love with her now husband- so maybe this book will be an inspiration to others find love, or at least buy a great coffee table book.