Giving Back to the Community – Adrian’s Support Finds Form
Adrian Yeak watched his mother battle breast cancer three times and survive.
Now he is using this personal journey to raise awareness of the disease and to help others.
Adrian’s mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 when he was only 17. She battled the disease again in 2003 which involved having her left breast removed.
Cancer reared its ugly head again in 2014 when doctors found cancerous calcifications in his mother’s right breast which required her to undergo a second mastectomy.
“These experiences have been the most difficult times in my family’s life and my mother, as the strongest woman I know, has now beaten cancer three times. Luckily, we have been extremely fortunate and thank God for watching over us,” Adrian said.
“She is the strongest woman I know and we have been extremely fortunate – we thank God for watching over us.”
The talented photographer is now repaying this good fortune by launching FORM – a beautiful hard cover book of black and white images, part of his recent exhibition featuring male and female artistic nude images taken of dancers, singers, models and entertainers.
The images are part of a collection Adrian exhibited recently featuring male and female artistic black and white nudes of dancers, singers, models and entertainers.
“All the models are people I know who have kindly donated their time and ‘forms’ for this collection,” Adrian said.
“Rest assured the images are all very tasteful and artistic with the focus being on light, shapes, structure, lines and shadows,” he added.
“With my imagery I celebrate the human ‘form’ with an innocent eye and a salubrious perspective.”
Adrian’s main aim is to raise as much money as possible through sales of the book so he can donate 100 per cent of the profits to research into this disease through Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR).
“All the models are people I know who have kindly donated their time and ‘forms’ for this collection,” he said.
“The images are all very tasteful and artistic with the focus being on light, shapes, structure, lines and shadows – it’s a celebration of the human ‘form’.
ABCR researcher Dr Pallave Dasari was thrilled to attend the launch and receive her autographed copy from Adrian.
“It was such a pleasure to meet Adrian and speak about our research at the launch. I hope everyone will go online and get a copy,” Dr Pallave said.
FORM is priced at $55.00 and is available online – www.photosonline.djandiek.com.
A Couple of quotes from Adrian’s models…
Aaron Campbell – I’m so very proud of Adrian and everything he’s doing to raise money and awareness for Australian Breast Cancer Research. It was my wife’s and my pleasure to be involved. Bravo, Adrian!
Megan Ibrahim – Never take your body for granted, it’s doing the best it can.