New Age of today brought with it a lifestyle that may have been in existence for a while now but only got pronounced with the inception of technology.
Frieke Janssens was shocked as i was when she saw a video of a chain-smoking two-year-old in Indonesia. This in turn inspired her to create the “Smoking Kids” photo series, featuring children dressed like adults – an actress, a boss, a housewife and more – and posing like smokers, cigarette or pipe in hand.
The project makes you consider the cultural significance of smoking and how it impacts children. If we can’t escape it, do they even stand a chance?
Note: The children that took part in the project, all aged between four and nine years old, are too young to smoke; the shoot contained no real tobacco.
The kids used cheese and chalk sticks instead of cigarettes, and the smoke was provided by incense sticks, which, we can all agree, smell a lot nicer.