Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

A YouTube video of a chain-smoking Indonesian toddler inspired Flemish photographer Frieke Janssens to pose young children with cigarettes.

I wanted to isolate the viewer’s focus on the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the act of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person doing the act. “

Here we have the making of: