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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Photos © Jared Tyler
Adriana de Barros

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Adriana has created successful projects for over 20 years in the fields of art, design, fashion and web. She is the Webby-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene360 magazine. She divides her time between homes in Lisbon and San Francisco. Follow the author @ Instagram , Twitter, Facebook and view more articles.