ALLISON Snare looks happy, goofy and proud as she removes her shirt and shows her scars for the camera.
The 24-year-old Launceston woman wants the photos to capture it all: her bald head, the scars in place of her breasts, the "bum fluff" on her face, and the look in her eyes after a double mastectomy and months of chemotherapy.
Ms Snare asked Bruce Moyle, of Joffre Street Productions, to take the photos before her breast reconstruction last week.
"I really just wanted to do this for me, and to enjoy that one chapter of my life is finally closing," Ms Snare said.
"I also want my kids to see these pictures and know what Dwayne [her partner] and I have been through before they were even here, and that we were fighting not just for us but for them."
Ms Snare had the double mastectomy last year, two weeks after she was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer.
She said she was eager for the surgery after watching her mother fight breast cancer, and die from ovarian cancer.
"I said, 'take them both', because to me, they were no longer mine, they were ticking time bombs," Ms Snare said.
"It didn't scare me as much because my mum was so strong and battled so gracefully."
Ms Snare endured 16 rounds of chemotherapy, and she now lives with no signs of disease, though she's reluctant to call herself a survivor just yet.
"The hardest thing is not knowing. Not knowing if it has worked, not knowing if it has stayed away, not knowing if I will have a recurrence and that will be it," she said.
"Because I have so much more to do.
"I want to marry my partner because he's just been insanely awesome throughout this whole thing, I want to have kids, I want to do stupid stuff like have a mortgage."
The photos of Ms Snare were shared at least 17,000 times on social media within days of being published on Mr Moyle's website, and she said it was odd to think that so many people had seen her topless.
"But it's more important for it to be out there because it's an important issue with young people being diagnosed, and young women feeling like they're not alone," she said.
"I hope that a lot of people who have seen it are reminded they're not immune to cancer and have gone out to get themselves checked - that's the important message I want to get out there."
See more of Bruce Moyle's photographs here.