[Drug Abuse]

This photo series is an exploration in storytelling and photography. The photos themselves portray the cycle of drug abuse and speak to those who have struggled with addiction, as well as the people in their lives. The Charles Bukowski quote that I chose to overlay on top of the images resonates with any stage of addiction or the recovery process. The way the typography interacts with the images is intentional, along with the use of size, transparency and overlapping elements. This technique is used so that the viewer takes a moment to really look beyond the initial image, allowing them to fully understand the message that is being conveyed.