Bryan Lewis Saunders is the artist who spent years making self portraits while on various drugs. In the Huffington Post, he talks about his experience with bath salts. I actually saw this series of pictures a while back, and they are fascinating. Check out the portraits here.
In March, Saunders added bath salts to the portrait list. Since the bizarre and well-published bath salts occurrences, many people are under the assumption that this drug can turn you into a cannibal, especially as several face-biting incidents circled around the newswire.
Saunders claims to be a peaceful man, who does not do drugs. He says that other then marijuana, he has only tried these other drugs one time. He claims that bath salts were the worst one of all.
Saunders said of bath salts, “It made me angry, ornery, just gave me a real vicious angst. It’s like a dark cloud of doom settling on your shoulders. Your brain gets really clogged. You just want it to end–I’d never do it again.”
Saunders began his “Drugs self-portrait project in 2001, and this series is part of a larger self-portrait series including more that 9,000 pictures of himself. He claims he will continue the drugged self-portraits, as new substances come to him. He also said there are a few substances he has not tried, like heroin and crack.
Saunders said, “I’d love to do a self-portrait on crack. I’ve never done it. It seems a shame there’s no crack self-portrait. But, I’m not gonna go out looking for crack rock.”