Photography was once such an elusive profession because decent cameras were out of reach in terms of price and quantity. But now, even smartphones can capture decent images. However, amidst the millions of photos taken every day around the world, not all of them seek to bring an issue to light. Some photos are simply for self-gratification and for personal memories while others are for advertisements. Thankfully, there are still people who seek to use photography not only for daily, normal moments, but also to show a possible future by having a beautiful photography series. Here, one man decided to utilize photography to illustrate how gay couples would be if acceptance was available all around the world.
Braden Summers is a photographer from New York, who was clearly adept at capturing images of romance readily with his camera.
For Branden Summers, the media has often falsely misrepresented the LGBT community. Worse, these individuals are sometimes nowhere to be found.
In order to portray gay couples in a good light, he went all around the world to make romanticized images of such people. The project was called "All Love is Equal" and contained a lot of marvelous photos. The first photo was taken in the city of London.
Braden Summers believed that a genuine couple was often imagined or identified by society as a straight couple always when even gay couples are also, without a doubt, real couples.
Summers wanted to move away from the typical depiction of gay couples in the media as always engaging in sexual activity that seems to discriminate LGBT people further.
Starting with the photo from London, Braden Summers began capturing and planning these beautiful photos. Regardless of your sexual orientation, you should be free to be happy with who you love.
One fascinating thing about Summers' photography series is the amount of tradition and culture that complements the variety of LGBT couples around the world.
By utilizing about $23,000, Braden Summers was able to travel various places such as India, Lebanon, Brazil, Paris in France, South Africa and the United States with his friend who was also a producer. The project took six weeks in total.
While the photos taken in the series are not actual couples because they were hired models, they are still wonderful illustrations of how beautiful gay couples around the world can be, just like how fantastic any straight couple could be.
The photographs were exquisitely captured to replicate the daily photos people see about romance thanks to the mass media. The only difference is that the spotlight here is given to the LGBT community, specifically to gay couples.
In the future, Braden Summers hopes to have the photography series available on a world exhibit that would enable him to travel the world and show to many people how love can be so colorful, regardless of being straight or gay or anything else.