Cade Martin, the award-winning photographer behind Capitol Communicator’s popular Up Close and Personal profile series, reports that he completed projects for the CF Foundation and, below, is his account of the projects that ranged from in-studio portrait sessions to environmental shoots in the homes, clinics and hospital rooms of people with CF.
Partnering with the CF Foundation team has been incredibly rewarding, shining a light on what it is to be LIVING with Cystic Fibrosis. The Foundation is really great, very positive, empathic and passionately dedicated to all they do. Quite honestly, when I began working with them I didn’t have much more than a vague idea about Cystic Fibrosis, but I have learned a ton, gaining so much understanding through the CF Foundation’s advocacy and education.
We have created honest images of people and families who are afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis – no makeup or glam squad, just as they look in their daily lives not defined by CF but by who they are. A lot of the time the images are playing off of their environment – be it at home or a location that they connect with through work, school or a passion.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. This organization and the work they do to make a difference in people’s lives is an inspiration I carry with me beyond our work together.
If you are interested in learning more about the disease and the efforts of the CF Foundation, please check out their website.
The following images are from a virtual photo project for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This virtual session brought a family living with Cystic Fibrosis in Los Angeles safely into my studio through the cameras on their computers and phones.