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Chris Rush for VICE

Added on by Daniel Tepper.

Chris Rush has done more drugs than you. The artist and writer had his first hit of acid when he was 12 years old, many more would follow. As a young teenager, he left home to escape his homophobic father and travelled across the country slamming coke and heroin into his veins before ending up in #Tucson, #Arizona, holed up with his sister in a stash house full of weed. After many adventures, living in nature for two years, and surviving countless brushes with death, he got sober and became a successful painter.

Chris, 62 and still sharp as a cactus spine, wrote a memoir about his wild childhood, The Light Years, which was released this week. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him for an afternoon to make some photos for an article about the book in VICE.

You can see the article here.