Good Photoshop: Christmas of sick children is transformed into magical scenes
Photoshop, the little program that is often viewed with bad eyes because of the excesses committed by the fashion industry, can be an amazing tool in the hands of the right people. Take the example of Australian photographer Karen Alsop - who, instead of correcting physical imperfections or “losing weight” on her models, used the image editor to transform the Christmas of sick children into magical scenes.
Karen's initiative is called The Christmas Wish Project - and involved the participation of what the photographer aptly called “a team of angels” and even Santa Claus. The photo shoot took place at Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne, where Karen set up a makeshift studio in a disused room.
After all was done, Karen and her “elves” invited the sick children and their families to attend the session. Not all children could leave their rooms to go to the studio and have their pictures clicked, as was the case with little Arthur below. However, that didn't stop the photographer from bringing her magic - and Santa Claus - to the boy. Look:
In total, Karen took 30 photos over 15 hours of work and enlisted the help of her team to edit the images, make them into Christmas scenes, frame them all, wrap them up, and distribute their affection to sick children. How long did each scene take to complete? About 20 hours - hard work, dedication and affection. Check out the following video how the magic happened:
Karen's intention was to bring Christmas to the children who, because they are sick, will have to spend the holidays at the hospital. In addition, the photographer wanted to offer a little hope for the little ones and their families and help them forget about tubes, monitors, needles, the hospital environment and their realities, even temporarily.
By everyone's face, it seems that Karen has achieved her goal - and all this with a good idea, a little bit of work, the collaboration of a lot of committed people and a lot of affection. Check out more pictures clicked during The Christmas Wish Project: