'Smoking Kids' is a photo series from Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens that confronts the country's recent ban on smoking. The shoot is filled with children dressed as adults enjoying cigarettes.
The shoot is designed to spark thought, not controversy. Janssens chose to use kids in order to get attention focused off of the adults themselves and onto the act of smoking. The kids are not dressed as normal children however. They represent adult smokers and are dressed as everything from members of the military to early Hollywood actresses. The artist was inspired to create Smoking Kids after watching a YouTube video starring an Indonesian boy who chained smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day.
For the record, all the cigarettes in the shoot were made from cheese.
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