Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kidney Research

The lovely people at Kidney Research asked me to cover a parachuting event in aid of their charity a couple of weeks ago up near Shrewsbury.

Louise Edge's husband Roger has recently had a kidney transplant after quite a few years on dialysis and she decided to jump out of an aeroplane to raise money for Kidney Research and also show her support for Roger.

The shoot was mostly documentary based with me and Dan following Louise and her huge team of supporters round snapping away, capturing all the emotions involved. It was hard not to be blown away by the incredible supportive atmosphere that flooded through the air field. Louise was amazing - she was very nervous but acted like a complete pro and once back on the ground admitted that it was the most incredible and exhilarating thing she has ever done.

The shots are going to be used in a poster campaign for Kidney Research, which I can't wait to see.

Here are some shots from the day (these are unedited or colour corrected)...

Louise and her daughter Milly before the jump

Getting all kitted up

Asking last minute questions

Watching the first lot of parachutes come down

Watching Louise go up in the plane
Louise's husband Roger and son Callum

And parachute down

Milly waving as Louise get's off the plane

Back down on the ground, relieved and proud.

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