Beyond Innocence
Bart - Beyond Innocence

Beyond innocence is magazine about a boy named Bart who grew up using drugs at a young age. He moved in my home for a few months where I photographed him on numerous occasions. From some of the photos he was aware that I made them, from others he didn’t know.

Beyond Innocence – Mind over matter

Whenever I spoke with him, and whenever I tried to motivate him, he often spoke those words. Sometimes with a tear, often with a smile. I can only hope one day, he will come true. And be proud of himself and his so often used words : “Mind over matter”.

Bart - Beyond Innocence

For me Beyond Innocence is about the moment when using drugs loses it’s innocence. Young people often start using drugs, while their parents don’t know or expect their children do. But young people are still looking for their limits and boundaries, often crossing them to find them. Beyond Innocence is a documentary portrait of a boy who lost grip of the use of drugs.

Product description:Bart - Beyond Innocence

  • Features & Details Edit
  • Category Fine Art Photography
  • Size US Letter, 8.5×11 in, 22×28 cm
  • 24 Pages
  • Publish Date Dec 08, 2015
  • Language English

Beyond Innocence – What can you do?

Teenagers are growing up and are discovering the world. They try out new things, have new experiences and are looking for new boundaries. In search of their own identity, they look for new groups of friends, decide what to wear, what to like and whom to trust.

Their new friends and social groups become more important to them as they figure out what decisions to make. During this journey in life, they will at some stage come in contact with drugs.

All you can do is : Talk about drugs and set clear boundaries.

Purchase : Beyond Innocence

If you would like to receive your copy of “Beyond innocence” you can click on the images. They will leed you to the sales point of this magazine. This unique magazine only costs €9,80

Thank you very much for your interest in my work.

Arjan Spannenburg
The Dutch Photographer

Bart - Beyond Innocence