So if I vapourised ….. that’s what it would look like … though I’d hate to have to leave my Docs behind!

More stinky fun with incense sticks! Cut them up and put them inside the shoes.

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Nikon D80
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
f/2.8 @ 1/45
Two speedlights (SB 600 & SB800) snooted and fired into the smoke from either side.
Torchlight on the brown floor behind the shoes.
Room kept dark.


  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyalmost 5 years ago

    Great concept, beautifully illuminated.

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgealmost 5 years ago

    What a novel idea…great work, superb lighting Vikram!

  • Thanks so much Richard!
    Not so novel …. saw it in a cartoon ;-)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • wigs
    wigsalmost 5 years ago

    This is a brilliant shot and such an apt title….. fabulous work

  • Thank you so much – for the lovely comment and the fav!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    excellent creativity, greatly achieved !
    please consider an introduction in the Inspired Art group !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you so much Francis.
    I just joined your group …. but this shot wouldn’t fit your group would it? (I might have some others though ….)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    and you laughed at my tableware ;-) Great work.. funny stuff!!!!

  • LOL!! Fun art is a LOT of fun!!
    Thank you so much for the great idea Maureen!! I’m seeing it from a different angle and with either a hard shadow or a reflection showing – lemme give it a whirl.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 5 years ago

    Now that’s Smokin!

  • LOL!! Thank you so much!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • navybrat
    navybratalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much!! So pleased you like it!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • jwinman
    jwinmanalmost 5 years ago

    lol… awesome! great lighting, fun idea…

  • Thanks so much …. yes, a LOT of fun (just need to get better smelling incense sticks!!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsalmost 5 years ago

    Great concept – and wonderful lighting!

  • Thank you so much Erika!!
    Glad you liked this one!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • thv73
    thv73almost 5 years ago

    Smoktastic!!! This is very very funny and technically perfect. Great shot Smokram… Hemm, Vikram!

  • Hey great to hear from you Thierry!!
    So glad you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

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