There's nothing I could add to this to properly express what this image is about, since the photographer says it so wonderfully. So here are his words:
"Eleven years ago I embarked on a project to honour a friend who died of breast cancer. She'd asked me to teach her photography so that her family would be excited to see her vacation shots rather than saying 'Now be polite and watch Aunties vacation show'. And she made a lot of progress in that, too. About eight years after she died, after photographing a mutual friend and listening to NPR on the ride home announcing 'It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,' I started thinking about doing a series of portraits of people doing self-exam.
There are some slow spots in this project, and others where the energy returns. Any photograph done in the series, all the proceeds go to some one of the various breast cancer research foundations."
Photographer/Editor: Madshutterbug / TJM Photos
Model/MUA/Stylist: Chelsea Christian