Is it art? Artist, Frieke Jannsens has created a series a lovely photographs of children, The Beauty of an Ugly Addiction? They remind me of movie studio photos from the Thirties. The problem is the children appear to be smoking. The photos are bound to create an uproar. But why? None of the children are actually smoking, the smoke was added. Because children will be influenced by them. Hogwash! Very few children will ever even see the picture. And so what if they do? I used to smoke bubblegum cigarettes as a child, and I never even tried a real cigarette. Children are more influenced by the people around them.
What do you think of the photographs?