Photographer: Colin F. Cross,
We were thrilled to have Colin F. Cross work with Damon on this shoot. His action photography is stunning, and Damon embodies an active, thrill-seeking life. It was a beautiful, hot day. They set out, two guys ready to do daring things -- Damon’s done everything from skydiving to rappelling – and found themselves captivated by the Honolulu afternoon sun. With Colin behind the lens, Damon’s love of life and adventure shines in these pictures. Always seeking to raise the bar for himself and inspire others to do the same, Damon’s truly living on the edge of his wheels -- his comfort and confidence clear as he leans back against a palm tree, his passion for the thrill as he races in his chair, and his sense of humor as he looks out at the open sea, head tilted back, you can almost hear the laughter.
When asked about the shoot, Colin talked about how he’s “always impressed by the way that people can overcome adversity. Life is full of challenges for us all and we always have to do the best with what we have, but it takes a very strong-minded individual to work around the challenges that come with being a quadriplegic. It’s so easy to take so many things for granted, like your arms and legs (and eyesight for me!) and being able to get through your normal routine without having to ask for help.”
Damon was excited to be a part of the shoot and said, “I really like PhotoAbility’s mission and enjoyed being a part of it.”
PhotoAbility’s mission has always been to promote a more inclusive world. Colin says that, “Living in Hawaii, we depend on tourism to keep our economy alive and hopefully we can show that our islands are here for everyone to experience and enjoy.” These images capture the adventurer at heart, and we see them being picked up by tourism boards, advertising agencies, and corporate campaigns.
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