When you think of iconic romance, what image do you get? Photographer Braden Summers thought only of straight couples when he pictured iconic romance. So he decided to help change that lack of representation by photographing gay couples from around the world embracing their love. (Note: Some are real couples and some are models.) Braden wanted to show that love was equal worldwide. He told Upworthy, "My hope is that not only are my images inspiring romance for the queer community, but inspiring the acceptance of our romance on a global scale."I recommend watching the video before you look at the stunning photos, as it really helps add context to the project.
Here is the video (the transcript is below the photos). The Kickstarter has ended, but you can learn more about this project by clicking the links below.
Here are the stunning photos:
Clarification: Braden used models instead of real couples for some of these images "to protect the identities of actual LGBTQ members who might be in danger in certain countries should their faces be seen."