I recently photographed Hjalmar, a little boy fighting leukemia, as part of the Essence Vitae project. Essence Vitae is a group of about 50 photographers who donate their time to support families with life-threatening illnesses. Hjalmar is only 2 years old, so chemotherapy and frequent trips to the hospital are probably just part of life to him, but he is also a charming child who likes race cars and frogs. The strength with which he and his family face life’s challenges is an inspiration to me.
The goal of the photo shoot was to document an ordinary day for the family and the love they share.
Berättelsen om familjen, på svenska, hittar ni på Essence Vitaes blogg.