Started in 2009, Smoke is an ongoing project exploring the infinite shapes and colours created by coloured vapours. Each image is unique and impossible to recreate.
What is not obvious to the naked eye but captured in the split second exposure is the highly complex forms that smoke takes as it disperses in the air. The introduction of a small air current is sufficient to disturb the natural rise and stimulate the creation of these distinctive patterns. Adding a second source of smoke adds to the affect.
Using exceptionally fast shutter speeds and strict studio conditions is crucial for the Smoke portfolio. The formal methods needed to produce the shots stand in contrast to the completely innate, ethereal results.