Koketso Tube is a freelance wedding and portrait photographer who recently made the move from Joburg to Rustenburg. Koketso was shocked by the culture shift that came with the move, especially around LGBTQIA+ issues – he was surprised around the extreme stigma that came with being gay or lesbian or trans in Rustenburg, and so he decided to use his photography to try and raise awareness about LGTBQIA+ issues in the community.
The images feature Kgothatso, a student from the local school. Koketso spoke about his inspirations for the project, highlighting how we have moved beyond the traditional boundaries of “male” and “female”, with people exploring and expressing themselves in new, less restricted ways. “I wanted to capture an era where everyone can love whoever and however, that’s freedom.”