Photographer Turns Sick and Disabled Kids into Justice League Superheroes

by admin August 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

Photographer Josh Rossi spent $1,500 last year turning his 3-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman, and the photo series went viral. This year, he did another passion project for a great cause: he photographed kids with diseases and disabilities as Justice League superheroes.

“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 tells 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. Here are each of the kids, their superhero portraits, and the video of them receiving the print:

Kayden Kinckle as Cyborg

Kayden is a 5-year-old who was born with omphalocele, which caused his internal organs to grow outside his navel. To save his life, doctors had to amputate both of his legs.