"Learn to Love"
The "Learn to love" campaign is the brainchild of Leeds photographer, Nisha Keaton (Your choice photography). We had a chance to ask her why she created this campaign and why it's so important to get positivity out there.
A diverse portfolio
I've been wanting to do something for a while, and obviously with my branding and boudoir photography- it's very much learning to love yourself from a self-love perspective, self-empowerment. I am often told from my wedding couples that they actually pick me because of my portfolio and what I show online. I show a diverse range, and some of my clients pick me for that cross-over. Heterosexual couples choose me because they have seen a gay couple in my portfolio and they like that.
We can change opinions
As a creative I believe, I have the chance to create something, change opinions and some of the standards out there. Even if it's just one person, I give a person a voice and if they can be represented and feel oh that's somebody like me- hopefully this will make them feel good about themselves.
People need to feel loved
I hope it empowers people or even changes the thought process of just one person. I can't change the world with what I am doing but if I can change one person, I think it has a domino effect. It starts a conversation- which I think is a huge thing. For me, it's really important that people feel loved and that they can go on a journey to love themselves and see things a bit differently...and I hope that's what this does.
Positivity through pictures and stories
I think that there is so much negativity that we see in the press and social media, it's rare that we see the positive things. Especially around a lot of the things that have been going on recently, racism and covid for example and it all piles-up- so am hoping that these images and the way that I am collating them and presenting them can just spread positivity. I also want to illustrate this further with stories that people can tell of why they wanted to be involved themselves.
you can follow this campaign on instagram @yourchoicephotography and see Nisha's wonderful photos on her website. Why not share a picture of yourself on social media to support this wonderful campaign #learntolove #mystandard #endhate