The Smoke Photography of Jared Tyler

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You don’t have to smoke cigarettes to be fascinated with the free-flowing effect of fumes coming out of someone’s mouth in artistic pictures, like these of Jared Tyler. Smoke has been a great prop for photography and cinema throughout many decades. A tool for cinematographers to set different moods in scenes. Think of the smoke machines used in horror movies, or Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946) and Michael Fassbender in “Hunger” (2008). In music, you may remember Tricky’s “Blowback” (2001) and “Mixed Race” (2010), and Wiz Khalifa’s similar snapshot on “Blacc Hollywood” (2014).

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer and editor of Scene360 and Tat'oo magazine. Acquring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her current energy to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and other magazines. Follow the author @ Instagram Facebook and view more articles.