The Beauty of an Ugly Addiction

Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens was inspired to create these controversial images after seeing the YouTube video of a two year old Indonesian boy who chain smoked 40 cigarettes a day. The photo series titled 'The Beauty of an Ugly Addiction' is Janssens’ response to the general smoking ban introduced in Belgium some months ago. The images are disturbing, but evoke question such as: are government smoking bans the right way to get rid of an absurd addiction and are adult smokers being treated like children? While Frieke doesn’t give answers, the portraits are strong enough to start your thinking process!

Find out more about the project here.

via [Public School]