If only for a second, cancer patients forget about their illness with these crazy makeovers

If Only For a Second is a photography project by the Mimi Foundation, inspired by the sentence: "You know what I miss the most? Being carefree."

All images courtesy of Mimi Foundation

All images courtesy of Mimi Foundation

It's where 20 cancer patients were asked to take part in a unique makeover, where they closed their eyes and had their hair and makeup overhauled. And then, at the exact moment the makeover was unveiled photographer Vincent Dixon captured that reaction. It's that moment in time when the person in question completely forgets about what they're going through, and has a good old chuckle.

Now a book is available, showcasing each of the makeovers. The intro to the book explains what it's about more eloquently: "Every photo is followed by a caption, the date and the time the photo was taken and most importantly, the exact second when the person forgot about their disease. Going through this book, the reader is carried away by laughter, giggles and carefree faces. Readers will even be surprised to have on their own faces… a smile. This is the heart of the idea of the 'If Only For a Second' project, to spread smiles and happiness."


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