Drug Addiction Does Not Discriminate

Arts and Science Magazine editor Kim Spurr collaborated closely with Steve Exum to brainstorm on creating artwork for a story on drug abuse. The story’s focus was on neuroscience research taking place in the lab of UNC-Chapel Hill psychology professor Regina Carelli. The copy dealt directly with the psychologically addictive properties of drug abuse relative to substances that are physically addictive. Since we there were no drug abuse subjects interviewed for the story Steve created a photo illustration in studio. Steve chose Matt Stephens from Burlington, NC after meeting him in the gym. “With Matt’s bald head, large brow and deeply inset eyes, he’s look was perfect” said Exum. “We added a piece of glass sprinkled with droplets of water to create a rainy day, depressing mood for our main shot. I’m super pleased with the shot and prefer it in black and white.” Exum Said Photography by Steve Exum

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Richie Walters

Model and actor Richie Walter jumped in front of Steve’s lens for a model portfolio session beforeheading to Los Angeles. We liked one of the images so much it’s presently the lead photo for our new website. Good Luck Richie on the west coast! Be sure to surf our new site and don’t forget to come back as we will be adding new portfolios and testimonials soon. Photography by Steve Exum

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