I first started taking pictures of smoking girls on the streets when I was 17 years old.
I wanted to capture the beauty of the sightings for years to come as sightings can be so fleeting.
I’m sure most of my friends were interested in watching porn at 17 years old but for me, my ‘porn’ was in plain sight…pretty girls smoking cigarettes turned me on more than anything else in the world.
I first tried with a disposable camera…but that didn’t work too well…it would make a loud click which wasn’t subtle, and then I had to take it to a shop to get the pictures developed! I was so embarrassed when I went to collect the pictures! Thankfully, the shots were so blurry and poor quality so maybe my fetish was hidden from the photoshop employees who were developing my pictures.
I then got a mobile phone with a camera and started doing a little better. When I didn’t have afternoon lessons at school I would head into town and snap the beauties at the train station.
Later on that summer I bought by first proper digital camera and could finally take candids and view them on my computer.
I had a lot of fun capturing these two business women having a cigarette in the station:
After that summer I went to university and continued with the candid taking. Here’s a couple from my first day of university, taken with my phone as I sat with a group of smoking girls!
To the present day
I have continued taking candids every year since, and have got better and more bold with time…and the cameras I have used have become better as well.
Most recently I’ve been using my updated phone to capture smoking beauties in higher quality than ever before…my phone now takes better pictures than my first proper digital camera! But there’s something nostalgic about the ‘retro’ feel of my candids of old.
In this spirit I’ve been enjoying using Instagram, a mobile app, to give the modern day pictures an old-school artistic effect.
Here’s some of the candids I’ve managed to take in the last month or so, with added Instagram filter.
Which girl is your favourite? Leave a comment!