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. “


Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

Here we have the making of:

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

TEST