The following video contains one man’s gold paint huffer mugshots shot over 14 years. Inhaling, “or huffing,” paint causes hearing loss and severe brain damage. Offenders are often found with their mouths and nose covered in silver or gold paint, as these colors produce a much stronger, and also more toxic, high for the user. Nearly 70% of first time users are under 18.
In the following photos, is the sad journey through mug shots of one addicted man over 14 years. In some early photos he appears relatively normal, but it does not take long before his slide takes hold. Many of the arrest photos are separated by just one day. We have a selection of the pictures here, you can see them all in the video below. The photos span 14 years, beginning in 1995 and ending in 2009.
When most of us picture a beautiful, relaxing vacation we envision lounging on beaches or staying up all night to watch the sunrise — others picture Ice Hotel Sweden. The adventurous frozen travelers gladly pay thousands of dollars to spend a week at the freezing hotel. It exists for just five months out of the year in northern Sweden, opening in December and closing in April. When the hotel’s earliest guests of the season are arriving, ice carvers are still utilizing chainsaws, picks, and other tools to craft their accommodations.
Work continues until January when at completion the site features 100 suites, a church, and since you’re sure to be in need of a warm-up, a bar sponsored by Absolut Vodka. This place was truly made to host weddings, it seems.
After warming one’s self at the ice bar, guests may retire to their suite where once again everything, including the bed, is made of ice. To ensure comfort, the ice beds featuring furs and specialized sleeping bags.
Blind sculptor Felice Tagliaferri produces some of the finest, most beautiful sculptures in the world today. His works have been renowned in the art community after he rose to fame in 2008 after producing his own version of 1753 sculpture “Veiled Christ” after he was refused being allowed to touch it so he could experience the masterpiece in his own way. Now, he makes it his life work traveling the globe sharing his gift others.
Felice, who has been blind since he was 14 years old, has conducted many sculpting workshops for those without sight and his latest endeavor has taken him to India. There, he is conducting a two-week workshop where he will teach eager artists-in-training his skills, as he was taught by master sculptors in his youth. While the sculpture that helped him rise to fame eventually sold for $200k, truly the most meaningful reward for Felice will come March 12th, when his latest students will hold their debut at the Bethany Society, a local charitable organization.