60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

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Smoke photography, also known as smoke art, in its simplest definition is photography or art that features smoke. It can be the subject matter itself or the medium used to create works of art. As a subject matter in smoke photography, its beauty and purity becomes the focal point, resulting in an impressive and inspirational art form. Used as a medium to create an art piece, smoke becomes the ‘paint’ for artists in which stunning artworks are produced.

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The beginnings of this art form started with the talented Graham Jeffery of Sensitive Light fame, whose phenomenal photographs reached worldwide recognition via the Web. One of the reasons for the popularity of this art form is perhaps the ease with which smoke can be produced and used. All you need is a matchstick, a camera and a little ingenuity. Smoke art and smoke photography allows the artist to produce alluring and mysterious images with its ethereal quality which is aleatoric. As such, the artist is only limited by his or her own creativity and never the subject matter’s random beauty.

One of the fascinating aspects of smoke photography, especially when mirrored, is the different interpretations and responses it can evoke in people. Due to its random quality, like with the ink blot test or cloud watching, what a particular individual notices will differ greatly from another because we are all individuals with different experiences and personalities. The objects or images we attach to the shapes we see, allows others to have a glimpse of our individual personality. In fact, this may help us to become more imaginative as we try to compare the shape to something we have seen and are more familiar with.

In this article, we present 60 examples of gorgeous smoke photography and smoke art that accentuate the beauty and essence of smoke.

40 Amazing Smoke Photographs

Even without the use of Photoshop and any manipulations, the way smoke forms naturally is beautiful in itself. Sometimes all it takes is a good high-speed strobe flash and the correct exposure to create an amazing piece of smoke photography.

Atomic Explosion
atomicexplosion 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Black Smoke
blacksmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

BNSF Coil Cars
bnsfsmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Breathing Dragons
breathingdragons 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Chiesa in Valmalenco
chiesainvalmalenco 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Cloud and Smoke
cloudandsmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Dark Smoke
darksmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Disaster in the City
disasterinthecity 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Explore Smoke
exploresmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Stadium Smoke
footballsmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Fountain of Nations
fountainofnations 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Glow of Etna
glowofetna 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Delicious
grilledchicken 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Hart Hope
harthope 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Into the Light
intothelight 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Lit
lit 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

London Smoke
londonsmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Meztelen Diplomatak
meztelen-diplomatak 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Out of the Smoke
outofthesmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Paradise on Fire
paradiseonfire 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Pearl Harbour
pearlharbour 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoky Pepper Sauce
peppersmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Popocatepetl
popocatepetl 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Rocking Smoke
rockingsmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Reykur
reykjarv 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Set Fire
setfire 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke and Steam
smokeandsteam 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Bomb
smokebomb 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Cloud
smokecloud 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Fireworks
smokefireworks 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Girl
smokegirl 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Kid
smokekid 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoky Mountain Fog
smokemountainfog 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Plane
smokeplane 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Police
smokepolice 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke the Sky
smokethesky 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Rock
smokyrock 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Steam Business
steambusiness 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Swan Formation
swanformation 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Yellow Smoke
yellowsmoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

20 Fabulous Smoke Arts

Take a look at how smoke, in its most basic form, with a touch of ingenuity and a play on colours can create a masterpiece. We hope these 20 works of art will inspire you to have a little fun with the magic of smoke art as well.

Rainbow Smoke
rainbow-smoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Waves
waves 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Jessicarunkel Smoke
jessicarunkel 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Finvara Smoke 4
finvara 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Chromatic Smoke
humble-novice 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Meditation
meditation 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Mirrored Color Smoke
mirrored-color-smoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Patriot
patriot 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Abstraction
abstraction 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Art Project 3i
smoke-art-project-3i 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Grey Smoke
grey-smoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke II
nemeziz 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke 034
isostock 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Good Wave
good-wave 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Bee
smoke-bee 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Messy
messy 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Purple Dazzler
purple-dazzler 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Smoke Art
smoke-art 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Orange Smoke
orange-smoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Purple Smoke
purple-smoke 60 Eye-Catching Smoke Photography and Smoke Art

Further Resources

To Smoke or Not to Smoke?

Please take note that our intention is not to promote smoking. Although smoke is associated with fire and cigarettes, with this article, we are only looking at how smoke can be used in art and photography and perhaps try to learn more about smoke and its form.

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