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A photographer and his wife worked with a costume designer to create the most epic photoshoot of children living with disease or disability.
Real-life Superheroes are among us!
Last year, photographer Josh Rossi spent $1,500 transforming his 3-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman for a photoshoot that went viral. This year sees another passion project for Josh and his wife Roxana, and it’s for a fantastic cause: he has been photographing children living with diseases and disabilities as Justice League Superheroes!
The real-life justice league Josh Rossi set out a few months ago to find the REAL Justice League and photograph them. The kids that he and his team chose have been to hell and back and have real superhuman strength! Source: Facebook/BrightVibes
“The whole idea was to take the things that are weaknesses… and turn them into strengths,”
Photographer Josh Rossi and his wife Roxana worked with the talented costume designer Julie Whiteley to create the most epic photoshoots of children living with disease and disability.
“The whole idea was to take the things that are weaknesses for the kids such as cancer and other diseases and turn them into strengths,” Rossi told Michael Zhang, for PetaPixel. “I worked with 6 kids under the age of 8 and completed a movie poster style image for each of them.”
The custom replica costumes created for each of the kids were valued at over $10,000, but each one was donated for this good cause. Once the photos were planned, shot, and edited, Rossi created giant framed prints and surprised each child on camera.
“It was amazing seeing the excitement on their faces!” Rossi says.
See below, Kayden Kinckle‘s cool transformation into Cyborg, from DC Comics’ Justice League, and scroll through the rest of this Junior Justice League of Superheroes…
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