Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The two sides of drug abuse: The startling photos that show the ravaging effects of substance addiction

Many would automatically assume judgements about those caught in the grip of drug addiction.
But one photographer has sought to overcome the stereotypes by presenting both faces of a drug addict - the classic before and after picture.
Using make up, Roman Sakovich showed one half of a face ravaged by drugs, including cut lips, scabbed skin, matted hair.

But he also peeled back the years to show the person before their descent into addiction, showing them in smart clothes with neat hair.
These startling photos, posed by subjects, are part of Mr Sakovitch's 'Half' project, which he created with make up 'in order to explore the outsiders superficial judgement of the same person before and after drug abuse', according to Features Shoot .

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