Lawyer Turned Photographer Gives Children With Cancer A Chance To Live Their Wildest Dreams

Sep 15, 2015

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Lawyer Turned Photographer Gives Children With Cancer A Chance To Live Their Wildest Dreams

Sep 15, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

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Annika Fashion DesignerLeaving behind his former career as a lawyer, Jonathan Diaz has taken the initiative to give back to his community using his photography skills. The Utah based photographer is making the dreams of children come to life in his inspiring project, Anything Can Be.

After taking the time to get to know pediatric cancer patients and unleashing their imagination, Diaz sets up a photoshoot for each of the youth. The photoshoots take place in various locations, depending on what the ‘dream’ is. Once all the photos are taken, Diaz heads into the digital darkroom where he composites in some of the magical finer details.

Having already worked with 21 awesome children, the collection of portraits has now become a book, True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-day Fairy Tales. Asides from featuring Diaz’s photography, the book also contains original short stories from various best selling authors, all which were based on the children and the stories they tell through their portraits.

Here’s a sampling from the collection of the photographs for you enjoy. You can also check out the Anything Can Be website. Or, to learn more about Diaz’s work, you can visit his website, Jonathan Diaz.

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2 responses to “Lawyer Turned Photographer Gives Children With Cancer A Chance To Live Their Wildest Dreams”

  1. aleroe Avatar
    aleroe

    “Jonathan Diaz has taken the initiative to give back to his community”: does Jonathan actually say that anywhere?

    “Giving back” is something children do when they’ve taken something that isn’t theirs. “Giving back” is not charitable, generous, kind, or caring – it is satisfying a debt. “Giving” is the correct term.

  2. Bev Barry Avatar
    Bev Barry

    Doing this sort of photography is extremely satisfying. I have been doing it for about a year now and plan to expand in 2016. I would love to be able to offer free sessions for children stuck in hospital for a long time for whatever reason.