I realised this morning that it's been six months to the day that my Dad passed away after a horrible battle against cancer. He died on "star wars day", 4th May, which was strangely apt as the original Star Wars movie was the first and only film I can remember going to see with him.
At the same time as remembering the date, I noticed a couple of people tweeting early photos of their Movember progress so far.
It got me thinking, how could I help raise awareness of prostate cancer (which is ultimately how my Dad died), using my photography. So I came up with the idea that on the 30th November of setting up a make-shift studio and photographing guys who've made the effort to grow.
Ideas for me are quite easy to come by, putting them into practice and actually making them happen is a whole different talent which annoyingly I seem to be lacking in.
So I'm asking for help. First I need a location, ideally somewhere with easy access in the Southampton area. Once I've got that, I just need help spreading the word and getting people to come and be photographed.
If you've got a location that you might be able to donate for a few hours on the afternoon / evening of the 30th November please get in touch.
While I won't be making an charge for the photos, I will be asking that people make a small donation to the Movember appeal.
Update: Well stage one complete, and strangely easy. My friend Antony over at lightboxstudios.co.uk has kindly donated
his studio for as long as I need it for on the day. Cheers dude. Now
all I need is to spread the word and get people there to photograph.