Thursday, 31 December 2009

Calendar Girls

The Marie Curie Cancer Care Edinburgh Hospice Calendar is now on sale.

Check out this Edinburgh Evening News article for details on how to purchase a copy - all proceeds to the Hospice.

Despite the articles reference to 'Photographers', I had the distinct pleasure of being the only snapper on the shoot. Mind you, I wouldn't have wanted to share that experience with anyone else in any case; what a great day I - and I'm sure everyone else - had.

Everyone captured in the pictures is an employee of Marie Curie Cancer Care's Edinburgh Hospice: nurses, Care Assistants, Kitchen Staff, administrators and even a couple of patients all played a great part. The girls brought their own ideas for the months they chose and then went out and sourced their own costumes and props, some of which were just fantastic.

As well as giving my own time as photographer, the staff were also given the opportunity to indulge a little pampering while they waited on their sets being built or vacated. A number of make-up artists had also volunteered their services on the day; among them, top fashion and theatrical MUA, Jak Morgan, an accomplished young make-up artist whose work is well reknowned in photographic and theatrical circles.

The purchase price of the calendar is just £5 with all proceeds given back to the hospice and, considering the contents, checking the date on this calendar each morning is bound to get your day off to a good start :)

The staff of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Edinburgh.

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