Kids and Coffin Nails by Frieke Janssens

Inspired by the YouTube video showing a chain-smoking Indonesian toddler, Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens decided to create a series highlighting the seemingly contradictory concept of a child smoking. Her series entitled ‘Smoking Kids’ garnered quite a controversy when it came out. But don’t worry, no cigarettes were harmed in the making of this series. Chalk, cheese, candles, incense , and a loads of misdirection and photo manipulation were used to make it appear that the children were indeed smoking.

Take a look at the artist’s website.