Purple Wings calendar shoot
Purple wings calandar shoot
For the last couple of years I have had the privilege of working with Purple wings charity as their photographer.
My job is to take the photos for the yearly charity calendar. The idea is to boost the confidence of men and women who have stoma surgery. The volunteers receive hair and make up (well, just the women.. the men have to get by on their natural allure!) and get to do some seriously sexy posing. The results are turned into a calendar and the proceeds are put back into the charity.
I can't tell you how much fun these shoots are. It's wonderful seeing people come out of their shells and have a good laugh and I can actually see their confidence growing in front of my eyes. None of these people are models and it's amazing how good they are, I think they quite often surprise themselves.
The calendar this year was even more challenging than usual as we decided last minute to do the entire shoot outside. This came as somewhat of a shock to the already nervous girls, but they plucked up their courage and went for it!