Print "Golden Shot" by Hunter Madsen

"Golden Shot"

TITLE - "Golden Shot"
WHERE - Vancouver, British Columbia (2014)

Heroin addicts use the arch slang "golden shot" to describe going out with a bang - the ultimate, culminating overdose.  In the sketchy neighbourhood where my digital print lab is located, just steps from a walk-in detox clinic, I came across this discarded needle perched on a hedge among a scatter of golden, last-of-the-season leaves.  Essence of misfit desire.