Photographer tells his friends he has AIDS, captures their reactions in gripping images [12 pics]

February 7, 2014 | By Joey White | 1 comment

Adrian Chesser’s intensely personal photo series, I Have Something to Tell You, captures 46 of his friends at the moment when they learn that he has been diagnosed with AIDS.

Chesser didn’t tell his friends they were being photographed, as he didn’t want that fact to alter their reaction. The beautiful result is a range of reactions from tears to shock to empathy and more…

Juliann

Adrian Chesser 1

Alex

Adrian Chesser 7

Julia

Adrian Chesser 3

Ned

Adrian Chesser 5

Debbie

Adrian Chesser 4

Duke

Adrian Chesser 2

Laura

Adrian Chesser 6

Victoria

Adrian Chesser 8

Thom

Adrian Chesser 9

Liza

Adrian Chesser 10

Cooper

Adrian Chesser 11

Pamela

Adrian Chesser 12

See more at Chesser’s site.

(via Huffington Post)

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One Comment

  1. Kris says:

    He has AIDS or HIV? Because there is a big difference. If it was AIDS, it’s likely they already knew he had HIV. If it’s AIDS and no one knew, then it is very dire indeed.

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