For many years, I’ve been doing some ultra-specialized Photoshop compositing work for our portrait clients along with for my own kids as shown below.
I’ve been looking for ways to use some of the skill sets that I have for something that is more than just business. I recently came across an article about a photographer that created superhero posters for terminally ill children and that inspired me because THAT is something I can do and do really well.
This is in the early stages of brainstorming right now so these ideas are all preliminary and this can morph into anything. I would love to be able to use these skills to help children who are really sick. They’ve been looking in the mirror for months and they know how sick they are, but God still sees them as perfect and amazing and I want them to be able to see themselves that way. I would love to create an epic image for them dressed as their favorite character and then do some photoshop artwork to make it really amazing. We would then print them as large banners/posters that they could hang in their bedrooms or hospital rooms and be able to look at those every day so they can see themselves as amazing as God sees them.
This project is way bigger than me and to make this happen I will need help and need partners.
Here’s what I would like to see.
I would like to partner with a hospital that “gets” this vision with me who can help me to connect with the right children and possibly even provide us the space to take the pictures.
We need a seamstress who can make costumes for the kids. We need help with hair/makeup for the kids (understanding that this will not always be possible based on certain ailments).
We need props for the kids to hold.
I want to have a reveal party for the kids and their families with magicians and clowns so it can be a really fun event for everyone. I want the event to be a fundraiser to raise money for the ailments that the kids are struggling with. I want the tv and media to be part of it to help the fundraisers to raise money.
It would be amazing to be able to eventually donate costumes to the hospitals that the kids could wear during their long hospital stays. There are just so many different ways this can go…and this is just the beginning.
The photos would be able to be used by the hospitals, the seamstresses, and others involved for their own marketing purposes.
The most challenging part and the most pressing issue right now is the costumes. I need costumes…good ones as opposed to cheap stuff we can buy at costco for halloween.
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To provide inspiration, these are photos that I’ve done for past clients and my own kids. This style of photoshop artwork is what I would like to bring to the children.