Graham MacIndoe Shows a Side of Addiction We Don't Often See

 - Mar 17, 2014
References: grahammacindoe & huffingtonpost
Photographer Graham MacIndoe captures photos of Heroin Addiction that people don't necessarily see very often. These photos are very different than your average photo series depicting drug addiction. We are so used to seeing drug paraphernalia, portraits of expressions or someone physically using the drug of choice.

Graham MacIndoe decided to take a very different approach. He presents the heroin addiction portraits through a motif of little white baggies. He says that it "depicts the many heroin bags the artist, once an addict himself, encountered while using. "I became intrigued by the typography and design of the glassine envelopes used to package dope."

The photographs are clean and simple. The subtle references to the drug addict's lifestyle is haunting, especially knowing that this person has most definitely went through highs and lows throughout the usage.