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Heroin Use On The Rise In Temecula and Murrieta, CA

Stop by London Light's Blog  for more information and a creative photography shoot that depicts Heroin addiction 

http://londonlight.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/suburbia-stuck-in-black-tar-heroin/
Syd AndDana Takeshta March 06, 2014 at 08:07 AM
Sexy imagery -- interesting.
southernbelle March 06, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Syd, I deleted my post to you because the thread started taking a different turn, but since it's back on track I'll add more thought: I actually liked your portrayal of heroin as a seductress because I get that seductive is exactly what heroin (or any drugs) is--seducing. And like I said, I got your vision, and I respect/appreciated it. Where it fell flat for me is that she was seducing the camera more than her victim. And the victim is portrayed as background object. I think playing with both images--the user and the seductress back and forth in the story line would be more effective. Also--I got that you were using an all american handsome guy rather than the usual depiction of a user-- heroin is infecting many many wealthy areas and high school and it is not the lost and discouraged kids that are only buying it. There are athletes, honor students, college students, professionals, mothers and/or fathers who are living average lives, etc. I got the new face, but what bothered my sensibilities is how happy or contented he appeared in all the photos. His expression was off. He didn't appear high or drugged out, but rather enjoying himself. I think that's where the others are seeing "glamorization." I've done street photography--it's some of my favorite work, so I appreciate your hard work and effort, and your passion for sending this message.
ChrisG March 06, 2014 at 05:16 PM
@belle, nobody starts off addicted and homeless but that's where 99% end up. That was my point. Again, if my tax dollars are not funding this art I do not care what he or she is doing. If the goal is prevention the pictures were not good choices in my opinion.
Syd AndDana Takeshta March 06, 2014 at 09:48 PM
Thank you all for your time :)
Alek J Hidell March 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM
one facet of the vietnam war was to protect the golden triangle's poppy fields from being burnt by the Communists. one facet of the Afghanistan war was to protect their poppy fields from being burnt by the Taliban. this explains the glut of heroin in our society now.

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