smokin'
December 15, 2005 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Smoke.
posted by 31d1 (34 comments total)

 
broke.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:33 AM on December 15, 2005


sa-MOKIN'!!!
posted by quonsar at 8:33 AM on December 15, 2005


NSFW (at least according to my companies Nanny Filter that thinks the site contains nudity)
posted by zeoslap at 8:35 AM on December 15, 2005


Hm -- third post this week that reminds me of my smoking years. This was one of the pleasures of smoking cigarettes -- watching the beautiful, intricate patterns of smoke rising on a still night.

It's been fun reminiscing, but I'm still glad I don't do it anymore.
posted by Miko at 8:36 AM on December 15, 2005


Wow. How...? Hmm. How does he do that?
posted by psmealey at 8:38 AM on December 15, 2005


sorry, forgot to say [WARNING:FLASH!!]
posted by 31d1 at 8:40 AM on December 15, 2005


Very cool.
Is it possible to blow smoke rings with your breath on a cold day?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:41 AM on December 15, 2005


bravo!
posted by moonbird at 8:45 AM on December 15, 2005


Very cool, but I almost skipped over it because I wasn't sure what I was going to see when I clicked that link -- The single word "smoke" and the url "herbrich" made me think this was some kind of marijuana/stoner thing.
posted by Gator at 8:48 AM on December 15, 2005


Nice, I rather enjoyed this minimalist post.
posted by IronLizard at 8:53 AM on December 15, 2005


As a nonsmoker who's spent many a night watching my peers' exhalations form into interesting shapes, this is fun.
posted by NationalKato at 8:53 AM on December 15, 2005


Fucking flash-driven sites. Fuck 'em.
posted by unSane at 8:54 AM on December 15, 2005


The best part of this site for me, was looking through the other sections and clicking the 'How is it done...' links. He's very open with his techniques and methodology. So cool.
posted by DrDoberman at 8:56 AM on December 15, 2005


Smoke.
posted by fixedgear at 8:56 AM on December 15, 2005


The pictures were nice, but I can't stand sites where the links literally slide out from underneath your cursor.
posted by driveler at 8:56 AM on December 15, 2005


Is it possible to blow smoke rings with your breath on a cold day?

Yes
posted by caddis at 9:01 AM on December 15, 2005


I understand these photographs were taken here.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:10 AM on December 15, 2005


I agree, very cool. I especially like the fact that he explains how his portfolio shots were done. Not all were what I was expecting.

I thought most would be "Well, I took these two stock images and using Photoshop..."

Not so, most shots seem to involve a stupendous amount of effort. The "bottle fueling the airplane" was involved a real airplane with lighting by the airport fire crew. The traffic pattern shot was actually an HO scale model.

Neat. I don't understand the "put your mouse here and wait" navigation though.
posted by justkevin at 9:33 AM on December 15, 2005


Neat. I don't understand the "put your mouse here and wait" navigation though.

Agreed. I have no problem with sites built entirely in flash, but can some designer explain to me why "conveyor belt" galleries are considered a good idea? Seriously, I don't get either the utility or the aesthetic.

The pictures are marvelous.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:40 AM on December 15, 2005


Great shots; bad navigation.
posted by squirrel at 9:44 AM on December 15, 2005


I agree with the sentiments of others. Wonderful shots. I especially enjoyed the ones based on mythology or history.

It's a pity you have to put up with poor Flash-based navigation to get to them. The sliding bit is especially irksome.
posted by JoshTeeters at 9:47 AM on December 15, 2005


Great stuff. Thanks. Reminds me of getting stoned in the late afternoon light.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:54 AM on December 15, 2005


The sliding bit is especially irksome.

Yeah, I too was initially put off by this, but I realized it's particularly apt for this content (the smoke, that is). So I'll give him a free pass this time, cause those pics really are quite pretty.
posted by soyjoy at 10:04 AM on December 15, 2005


It's cool. But the lack of back button drove me nuts.
posted by raedyn at 10:08 AM on December 15, 2005


(yes, I saw the navigation 'back'. But my browser's back button gets clicked hundreds of times per day for years now, so it's nearly a reflex)
posted by raedyn at 10:11 AM on December 15, 2005


(yes, I saw the navigation 'back'. But my browser's back button gets clicked hundreds of times per day for years now, so it's nearly a reflex)

Same here. When I'm ready to go "back", my mouse is already headed towards my browser's back button. Having to stop, and then move my mouse back ACROSS the page to click his back link, was just annoying.

It'd be a little bit better if his back button was in the top left corner instead of right corner, which is obviously the opposite of most (all?) browsers.

Oh well. Awesome pictures anyway.
posted by JoshTeeters at 10:20 AM on December 15, 2005


For a digital artist he seems to have little understanding of compression.

Neat photos, terrible interface, as said multiple times above.
posted by Ynoxas at 10:49 AM on December 15, 2005


TERRIBLE interface. The smoke pictures are kind of cool, but I'm suspicious of photography which requires almost no artistic input from the photographer. To compound that point, his other galleries, where it's entirely his input, are startlingly bad.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:21 AM on December 15, 2005


from his bio: "I create about 20 pictures a year, mostly for advertising agencies." Wow. Nice post.
posted by zanni at 12:56 PM on December 15, 2005


Wow. Nice post.

(I think so.)
posted by nobody at 2:11 PM on December 15, 2005


BlackLeotardFront - what about them do you find "startlingly bad"?
posted by raedyn at 3:09 PM on December 15, 2005


Neat photos, bad site design, I wonder if his chemo for lung cancer can be written off as a business expense?
posted by fenriq at 3:28 PM on December 15, 2005


those really are beautiful.
posted by amberglow at 5:40 PM on December 15, 2005


His series of Olympia photos are fun! (german athletes in greek myth themes - the one of Icarus is best)
posted by tweak at 11:57 PM on December 15, 2005


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