Wednesday, February 26, 2014

loving representation

Image taken from Upworthy, and totally copyright Braden Summers please don't sue me for showcasing your beautiful work. 

When we think of the epitome of romantic love, when we summon up an image of what it means to be in love, who are the participants?

One photographer, Braden Summers, though gay himself, realized that even he automatically conjured heteronormative images of same-sex couples.  He realized how much this deeply exclusive image fails to represent the fullness of humanity and of love, so he set about (via Kickstarter) to travel around the world combatting this representation issue with his camera.  And the results are breathtakingly gorgeous.

You rock, dude.

Kickstarter video and photograph set available here.  It makes my heart go pitter-pat.