CTFOB with Hooligans Magazine!
There are projects that come to me that get me really excited and this was one of them. A couple months ago Hooligans magazine called and told me about a project they had been given. They explained 3 fantastic photographers had been chosen and would be photographing the brand for their holiday issue. They proceeded to tell me that Eliza Logan, a photographer in LA wanted to bring in the message behind CTFOB. The message of, all children are able and beautiful. At that moment I committed to both Hooligans and Eliza that I would find the perfect model for them. We did just that and Brynlee performed in front of Elizas camera just as all the other girls.
Brynlee “Changed the Face of Beauty” that day and the images have inspired us. They remind us that anything is possible. And since I laid my eyes on them I have been even more motivated to keep asking for more.
Eliza Logan (Photographer) “I allowed myself to be inspired by the clothing directly. I wanted to look at the designs without putting them into any preconceived context. To me this collection is full of celestial references- golden stars, futuristic cuts. I created a concept, where the kids are transformed into elusive, celestial beings, who are as delicate as they are strong. This collection is full of truly iconic pieces. From the black and gold dress to the quilted pants and top- every item photographs beautifully and creates the character I envisioned.”
I immediately sent the imagers to our board and the responses were “speechless” “impeccable” “stunning”! But the response that meant the most was “This, this is how we want the community of children with disabilities to be perceived. Beautiful, strong, courageous and ABLE.
Dream come true! Will this change their future advertising campaigns? We sure hope so. We have to think, visualizing the result is nothing less than a “Fact” of what IS possible.
Want to see the whole shoot? Check out the FREE link to the digital version of Hooligans Magazine.
I challenge you all to reach out to the Hooligans Magazine and share your thoughts because you know what? They matter. Change happens because you ask for it. Let them know that you appreciate the brand believing in magazines and photographers who push for change. Who ask for change. Because without them none of this would have been possible.