Digital Artist Uses Photography To Give Sick Children The Enchanting Christmas They Wouldn’t Otherwise Have

The Christmas Wish Project is a photography project that transports seriously ill children from their hospital beds to magical winter wonderlands with Santa Claus.

Karen Alsop is a Melbourne, Australia-based photographer, and digital artist, who came up with this idea.  She wanted to give sick kids at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne a Christmas they’d never forget.

She set up a temporary photo studio at the hospital, and along with Santa’s help she started taking photos of her subjects in various imaged scenarios. Alsop and her team of Elves used Photoshop to create magical dream-like winter worlds for the.

“I’ve always felt for the children…who are unable to leave the hospital during this season,” she writes on her website. “I wanted to give them a gift that brings hope, and I wanted to free them, at least in a creative sense…from the confines of the hospital ward and the reality of their situation. My main aim was to rekindle their faith of what the future holds for each of them.”

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