Thursday, February 5, 2015

just trying to keep it cool


Martin Parr

Hey guys! Recently I've come across a coincidental number of photos featuring cigarettes/smoker themes that are ironically inspiring me these days. Smoke at your own risk.

Martin Parr 


Mobolaji Dawodu - Stylist
      L’AFRIQUE C’est CHIC………..No.21

Mark Cohen

source: prettymuchamazing.com

"Feelings for something lost"- August Brody instagram

ode to a song that's smokin too



""Ode to Viceroy", a starry-eyed love song to Mac's favorite smokes, is one example of his understated sensibility. If you've ever choked on the styrofoam-and-burnt-hair sensation that is the Viceroy cigarette, you might wonder what Mac sees in this discount wonderbrand. But as smokers know, it's not the flavor you crave, and DeMarco perfectly nails the internal struggle faced with every light-up: "Ahhhhh honey," he exhales, "I'll smoke you til I'm dying." It's fatal attraction in the classic sense: a romantic hymn to the allure of his own destruction."

-Ryan Schreiber in this review

Ava Gardner on the set of On The Beach, 1959 © Wayne Miller

Martin Parr

xx
Kaylee

12 comments:

  1. These are amazing photos! I love "Feelings for Something Lost". I've never heard of August Brody but gonna stalk that instagram now hehe

    Nice post

    Aida
    xx

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    1. RIGHT?! Your stalk will be so worth it, I promise lol

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  2. despite the obvious risks there is something mystical about smoking, I guess it's a pretty key part of teenage rebellion x

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    1. I agreee x10! I've been thinking a lot lately about smoking being a classic teenage rite of passage/rebellious act. There really is something mystical about it

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  3. Hey! Cool inspirations! I usually don't smoke, but in Tumblr I reblog a lot of pictures of smoke, cigarrettes and lighters, I think they're so inspiring! Here I leave you some of my favourite pictures:

    http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzepyx7ulF1r2bueto1_500.jpg
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/b9af13149cb3f4c4ba9d346eaa91bdb9/tumblr_ml03tk2VE81rb2mclo1_500.jpg
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcdn9y5Geu1r8weq9o1_500.jpg
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwxxcqPFEe1r5e1oso1_500.png
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/be458bf5e2f98ceb05e57cbc56165257/tumblr_mvephvXIvT1skk48go1_500.jpg
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9nq42wRQC1qb0ny9o1_500.jpg
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/622ab29ab745f6e70ca318862c789ce8/tumblr_mpzrrgNZql1s4wm2co1_500.png
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7lch2eCXX1qiyefpo1_500.jpg
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/b8dc90f072d1296f625f84100667864c/tumblr_mvuujxVedJ1rkghmbo1_500.jpg
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/481787378b6d5730b8f02bfb6d4896a1/tumblr_mt1l8oYeuh1qa5c1eo1_500.jpg
    http://33.media.tumblr.com/f96a69c0ad3f4b5b4039aef9a8e5ab20/tumblr_mx6b0mTDF31rpncwuo1_500.gif
    http://38.media.tumblr.com/d44a3fbed955c628b766f6c0da2d39e5/tumblr_mp2khqbxsg1ru7khoo1_500.gif

    I think they are a lot hahahahah btw, later I will post the answers of your tag, thank you for nominating me!!

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    1. Hahaha thank you Cília for the added inspo!! :-)

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  4. I know that smoking blackens your lungs and yet it continues to be beautiful to me. Smoking just looks so pretty in photographs.

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    1. Ah I love the way you put that. Smoking is destructive beauty

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  5. I think there's a beauty in destruction that's what's so enticing about smoking... To quote Donnie Darko, "destructive is a form of creation" !!!

    xx Alyssa
    Visionsofnyc.blogspot.com


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    1. YES! I love what all of yall are saying about the twisted beauty in smoking but you have killed me with this Donnie Darko reference!! That movie from start to finish was odd and unsettling but something about the visuals and the soundtrack really brought out Donnie Darko's mesmerizing beauty

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  6. i too find smoking so beautiful and alluring, dependent on the person and the situation though! tbh my best memories involve smoking with friends at night, it just really captures a moment, you know? love the above comment as well

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    1. yes I agree! In certain circumstances smoking does lose its romanticism, but then there are the times when careless drags on a cigarette-especially when you're young and curious- hold such an airy, provocative, wondrous weight

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