Taking a plunge in the waters can be a freeing experience, and underwater photographer Gisele Lubsen collaborated with several celebrities, including Nia Peeples (Pretty Little Liars) and retired pugilist Shane Mosley, for a series of art pieces to help spotlight the Los Angeles based non-profit Face Forward.
The art pieces will be auctioned off at Beverly Hills’ Husar Fine Art Gallery on April 7 starting at 7 pm. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Face Forward. Director Guillermo del Toro, Nia Peeples, George Lazenby, and Chloe Farnworth are among the scheduled attendees.
“Forgiveness doesn’t change the past,” said Peeples, who’s among the people featured in the above video. “It breaks the chains that binds the past to your future. And they know they deserve to move forward. You can move in ways underwater that you cannot move on the land. I think I’m more graceful in the water in a gown than in heels on a red carpet.”
Lotte Verbeek, Chloe Farnworth, journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, Peeples, and Mosley are among the people who have donated their time and name to raise awareness on sex trafficking and domestic violence. Survivors of domestic abuse, who were aided by Face Forward, were also featured in the video.
Wearing gowns by red carpet designer Dalia Macphee, the models went free driving under water with Gisele Lubsen providing the ethereal and resonant feeling behind the images.
For more info on the auction and Face Forward, please go to www.faceforwardla.org.
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