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Photographer Captures The Sublime Beauty Of Cigarette Smoke

by | 20th, September 2014


CIGARETTE smoke is wonderful. Thomas Herbich  has been taking picures of those sublime jets and swirls:

Over the last three months photographer  Thomas Herbrich  snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anamalies and fortuitous coincidences where familiar shapes emerged. It’s fascinating to see how the brain tries to create order out of chaos, just like looking up at the clouds, suddenly familiar patterns seem to stand out: faces, hands, or scrolls of paper.



“I was very surprised by how extremely quickly smoke move[s]. It’s easier to photograph a racing car! The rising of cigarette-smoke is actually so quick that conventional flash equipment is too slow, as is the photographer

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