Recently I volunteered to photograph children with cancer at Children’s Hospital Colorado. It had been more than a year since the program Flashes of Hope was able to do portraits of children and their families because of the concern for spreading colds, flu and other illnesses. Geri and I photographed 13 kids, ages 9 months to 10 years old. Many of the photos needed to be made while the kids were isolated in their hospital rooms.
This was the fourth time I’ve photographed for the Flashes of Hope program, and it’s always a humbling feeling to look deeply into each of these kids’ eyes and do my best to draw out their personalities.