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heroin chic by riotstar heroin chic by riotstar
This photo is from a photo session Sanna and I had in the spring of 2001. We were tired of taking ordinary portraits so we went for pale skin, wedding dresses, syringes, blood and smeary makeup in the bathtub. And please, don't tell me that drugs are bad and that you shouldn't glamourize heroin addiction. I already know that. The photo isn't really about heroin addiction, but more a comment to the strange fashion trend named heroin chic. Just so you know, the thing in her mouth is a syringe not a cigarette (people have a tendency to mistake it for a cigarette). I know the photo is kinda cliché and cheesy but I was 16 when I took it. When you're sixteen, wedding dresses and blood seems much more cool than they do when you grow older. Plus, I absolutely love the colour scheme in this photo. The photo was taken with my old Praktica LTL and a flash and, as always, the photo has not been digitally edited.
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skinnymaniniowacity Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This piece is perfect,........ as a cigarette = heiron,...........sad, ........very, very sad.
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mgonevski Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Awesome scene, greatly done!
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meganclause Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I haven't been on DA in many years but I remember this photo.
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DreamOfWaking Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:woohoo: Your work has been featured here [link] :woohoo:
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Insteurment Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Such strong emotions in this shot. Love it.
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sadefeyn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
cool one :smoking:
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Reizza Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I do like the effect that initially thinking the syringe was a cigarette gives...

The colors in this picture are gorgeous, and while it is a little stereotypical, I love the composition as well.
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ephemeral-d Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful :heart:
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SteffiSTEREO Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Photographer
This is beautiful, i'm also a fan of heroin chic. :P

xo
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UselessDictionary Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Hah very Gia
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