This photographer has ALS and shoots amazing street photography from his wheelchair
Brought world’s consciousness in a massive way in 2014, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS is not a nice thing to have to live with. Having had a good friend suffer with ALS for several years before she passed away, I’ve seen the effects it can have first hand, not only on those who have it, but also their friends and family.
Diagnosed with ALS two years ago, photographer Anthony Carbajal isn’t going to let it get him down. No longer able to photograph the weddings he loved, he recently made the switch to shooting street photography, with the help of his wheelchair.
Dedicated to his mother, who also suffers from ALS, Anthony was driven to reignite his photography passion in order to help raise funds for her ongoing medical care.
Anthony says that his wheelchair helps to break down the social boundaries that many street photographers face, and it allows him to experience and photograph situations that others might not be able to.
Not much beats a son’s love for his mother, and driven by a passion to not give up until a cure for ALS can be found, Anthony continues to raise awareness for ALS through his love of photography, and spreading the word with his images and exhibitions.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.