Boy oh boy what another fantastic event the Benny Wills Gala night was!
It was as I predicted – full of fun, laughter and tears. This year was different the the time I photographed this event two years ago. Last time there was only one researcher working on a cure, with no progress, this year they have 9 researchers and have grown the tissues in the lab and have come up with a way to slow down the progress of the cancer. This is an amazing thing for the families effected by this and I hope progress continues.
I setup a studio photo booth at the back of the room with some props so people could swing past when I had my lights on and get a few rando snaps and boy I did get some great shots… lol
There was of course a serious side to all of this with the formal part of the evening with the stories and pictures of the children displayed up on the big screen.
Listening to the stories and watching the raw emotion spill out over the floor was very touching and showed the personal effect it has one everyone.
All in all I think it was a successful night and I cant wait for next years gala event where i will once again offer up my time for free to support such a cause.
If you want to have a look at all the photos of the night you can see them from the events menu on the left hand side of this screen.
NOTE: If you find yourself in them you have my full permission to download and use these images for your personal use. 🙂