We’ve seen photographer Josh Rossi turn kids into superheroes before. When his three-year-old daughter received hateful comments after he photographed her as Wonder Woman, the photographer decided to use his creativity to send a message against bullying. He gathered fifteen kids who have been bullied and turned them into Avengers for a photo shoot. This project hasn’t only resulted in epic images, but it has also empowered the kids who have been facing bullying and hatred on a daily basis.
When it comes to family photos, especially around the holidays, the ones that most of us shoot are pretty boring. Photographer Josh Rossi felt he’d fallen into this trap, too. This year, he put his foot down decided that it’s not going to happen again. You might remember Josh, he’s the guy who dressed up his 3 year old daughter as Wonder Woman for Halloween.
Being a huge Star Wars fan, and with the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Josh decided to pay homage. This year, his family photos were to be themed around the posters being used to promote the movie.
It’s a dream for many kids to be their favourite super hero. Or to at least have their super abilities. Photographer Josh Rossi, however, believes that some already do. Along with his wife Roxana, and designer, Julie Whiteley, he set about finding them to photograph them. And find them they did. To use Josh’s words, these kids “have been through hell and back and have real superhuman strength”.
After turning his 3 year old daughter into Wonder Woman last halloween, Josh decided that an epic super hero photo shoot was the way to go. His subjects were a group of children that live with some form of disability. The goal was to show off their inner strength in a way that would inspire others struggling with similar issues.
For parents, having great photographs of your kids is a big deal. For the kids, dressing up at Halloween is a big deal. This year, commercial photographer Josh Rossi decided to combine the two with his three year old daughter, Nellee. To fulfil her dream of becoming Wonder Woman, just spent $1,500 on a hand made leather costume and props for the ultimate photo shoot.
It may sound like an expensive investment, but for such unique and special photos, I’d say it’s worth it, though. Besides, one could easily spend that on regular studio portraits, so why not? DIYP wanted to find out more about the project, so we got in touch with Josh to have a chat.