[april 1, 2010]
gloria came over today to model for meh incense/smoke idea. (thanks gloria!!) i think smoke is a beautiful, untangible delicate thing. but i think smoking is absolutely disgusting and artists that promote it "to take a risk" are not helping with the 'let's no die of cancer' cause. the only time i would ever photograph smoking is when i photodocument. NEVER will i purposely put a cigarette in any of my photos.
i wanted to do this shoot to prove there are other sources for smoke besides smoking.
INCENSE :) well, if you're not asian you probably don't have any - but stop by at the local asian store and pick 'em up. or bed bath and beyond...i found some huge incense sticks there (can't find it in my room though) i personally can't stand the smell of the traditional incense sticks - drives me insane. but when my mom recently went to taiwan she bought me some cute little japanese jasmine scented ones!
i took these with the floodlights outside of my garage. i apologize for SO many photos - but i really couldn't choose! yes, they are all very similar - the only thing that is different is the smoke shapes :D
in retrospect i wished i used a faster shutter speed, but you'll have to live with the blurred ones (which i kind of like) i have no idea which to post, so tell me your favorites! (please!)