WATCH: Photographer Masterfully Transforms Kids With Disabilities Into ‘Justice League’ Superheroes
Many kids dream of being the superheroes they see in movies and on TV, but rarely do they get a professional photographer to help them in their pursuit. In the video below, children with disabilities and life-threatening diseases dressed as their favorite superheroes, and Josh Rossi photographed them. Of all his projects, this Justice League kids photoshoot is the most amazing.
Rossi first took a photo of his daughter, as Wonder Woman, for Halloween. He thought it would be fun to photoshop some effects to make her look more heroic. The photo then gained traction on social media.
“I had people contact me saying, ‘This is my child — they are the real superheroes,'” Rossi told CNN.
Superman, better known by his secret identity, Teagan, is a 9-year-old boy who was born with half a heart. Sophie, or Wonder Woman, is a 3-year-old girl with cancer. And Batman is Simon, a 5-year-old with nerve cancer. When the kids saw the finished images — complete with cinematic lighting, movie-quality costumes, and capes billowing in the wind — they were ecstatic. Teagan, upon seeing himself as the Man of Steel, put his hands on his head and said, “It’s so cool!”
Even though these children have faced more hardship in life than most, they truly are super, with or without their costumes.
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