Smoke and Mirrors. Photography

Smoke and mirrors is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description. The source of the name is based on magicians’ illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear by extending or retracting mirrors amid a distracting burst of smoke. The expression may have a connotation of virtuosity or cleverness in carrying out such a deception.

Smoke photography, or should I call it smoking photography, because some of these these photos are smoking hot! It takes a real talent to produce such breath taking art photography. The smoke is transformed into something beautiful, it makes you want to smoke a few – The Magic Of Smoke Photography 

by Ferran Jordà

by Amanda Stone

by Rudolf Vlček

by Olya Yakovleva

by Marianna Gomes

by Marc Desrosiers

by Jacopo Pandolfini

by Ratnajit Mukherjee

by Jennifer Lynn

by DRO84

by F.Faisal

by Ditte Hallig

by big daddy k

by Andrew Weller

by Courtland Sampey

by Yasser Abu-Ghdaib

ThePhotoArgus: Smoke is such a mysterious subject to shoot. It’s really unknown as to what your going to get until you start shooting and later look at what you’ve captured. The smoke can create the most interesting shapes and take on familiar forms… read more

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6 responses

  1. grosenberg

    Powerful yet oddly enticing images- awesome

    May 1, 2012 at 9:02 am

  2. Thanks for your comment!

    May 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

  3. Where do you find the time to blog and tweet so much, another great post Ivan, thanks for sharing

    May 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    • I had some extra time these days :D Thanks for comment

      May 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

  4. I’m not a big fan of smoking…but I especially like the second picture (by Amanda Stone) it is really sexy!

    May 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  5. :) yes, the shot is really good. Thanks for comment

    May 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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