Beverly Hills

These portraits are from a series I shot in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

I met Jayson, Winston and Wayne on the streets in an area known to locals as Beverly Hills, hanging out with their girlfriends and children. They invited me in to photograph them smoking the drugs they sell. At the back of their house they showed me the grass which they mix with white 'powder' and smoke from the end of a broken bottle. Large bags of grass were available on the streets for a few £’s and the little packets of powder were around 10p! From what I heard it will often have a cocktail of chemicals like bleach and powdered baby milk (though that's not much different to drugs anywhere I suppose).