Love is Love

Love is Love
Model: Gino Chiappini, Photo by Geena Visagie
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Love has such a strong meaning, love can be spoken without words. As the world celebrates global pride in June, we will reflect and celebrate the beautiful diversity of the LGBTQI+ and love through imagery depicting love in different forms. A celebration of who we are.
The photoshoot was brought to life by collaborative efforts. Models Adriano Visagie, Donovan Majiedt, Gino Chiappini, Aeron Jay, were Styled by Martina in clothing items by local designers Hafeni Frans, Ingo Shanyenge, Melisa Poulton and Marshant Van Rooi and make-up was done by Miss Jey Art. All these talented individuals helped bring the “Love is Love” concept to life.
As a developing country mindsets are ever changing into more modern approaches, but there is still a lot of homophobia and stigmatization towards the LGBTQI+ community. It is for this reason that the need to advocate is very important. 

Models:Aeron Jay,Donovan Madjiedt,Gino Chiappini & Adrion Visagie.Photo by Geen Visagie

Models:Aeron Jay,Donovan Madjiedt,Gino Chiappini & Adrion Visagie.Photo by Geen Visagie


Photo by Geen Visagie

Asked individually what pride means to them and the stance of Namibia in celebrating Global Pride:
"Celebrating Pride in Namibia unfortunately isn't a privilege for most yet, but its what I advocate for and I will do so in the best way possible. I would love everyone to come together and celebrate love just for what it is."
Geena Visagie
"Celebrating Pride means to celebrate the basic human right. It means showing compassion to my friends to be respected and acknowledged. I however would love to see unity in the movement in Namibia, and more research done based on Namibian history of the LGBTQI+." Martina
"Pride to me means, celebrating love, celebrating belonging, celebrating to be free, to live and to love unapologetically. I was so humbled and honoured to work with these incredible individuals that ooze so much love and light from within. For the first time, I was able to create beautiful and flawless color pop." 
Miss Jey

Adriano & Gino by  Geen Visagie

           Aeron Jay & Donovan by Geen Visagie


"Celebrating Pride in Namibia is a reminder that the LGBTQI+ community deserves equality and recognition and that will continue to be visible and advocated for. The photoshoot was an honour to show that I completely accept and celebrate who I am."
"The photoshoot had a deeper meaning to me either than love, because when we understand love the world will be such a better place. Moreover understanding that it is not okay to throw slurs towards someone, wether it be 'moffie' / 'faggot' / 'Eshenge'. I'd love to see less stigma amongst the LGBTQI+ community, the change starts with us."
A concept to celebrate love shot by Geena Visagie