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Drugs Wraps by Marcus Haydock are Deceptively Innocent-Looking

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 25, 2013 • References: marcushaydock and lifelounge.au
The Drugs Wraps photo series showcases the unexpected coverings for the sale of such dope as cocaine and MDMA. As Life Lounge aptly puts it, "Just as the characters of American Beauty found beauty in a plastic bag being caught in the wind, Marcus Haydock is fascinated with the scrap pieces of paper that transport drugs."

Using everything from magazine cutouts to soccer posters, the imagery is strangely innocent for the job these pieces of paper fulfill. The Drug Wraps photo series also highlights the folds of each paper. It is these folds, complete with white speckles in the creases, that will raise brows. In spite of the common imagery, there is a sinister quality to the wrappers.