New York based photographer Braden Summers is a photographer – a gay photographer – and was a little fed up with the constant portrayal of male-female relationships depicted in emotionally charged photographs. He started his own project (“All Love is Equal “) to try and balance the equation by way of his own series of same sex couples.
New-york based photographer Braden Summers is highly experienced in capturing romance with a single click
But as a gay man, he was tired of the LGBT community being misrepresented in media imagery – or worse absent completely. He decided to take matters into his own hands.
Summers traveled all over the world to create dramatized romantic scenes featuring only gay couples.
Summers discussed the All Love Is Equal photography series with BuzzFeed and shared a few of the spectacular photographs:
It made me think a lot about iconic romance in general and how all of the images that came to mind were of straight couples - real or fabricated.
Gay imagery tends to be hyper-sexual, or banal images of everyday couples, or worse yet depictions of our victimization.
"I wanted to create a whole series using my London image as a benchmark"
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