Colored Smoke Inhabiting Abandoned Spaces

Thanks to the brilliant hues and fleeting nature of colored smoke bombs, they’ve become popular with photographers lately. We’ve even joined in the fun, creating a colorful, drone-shot video in the Oregon desert last year utilizing colored smoke.  Most of the products available last a minute or two maximum, making it critical to capture the moment at the height of the smoke’s release. French photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot have utilized this medium in a series that explore abandoned and isolated places. Their travels have taken them to the US, Morocco, Turkey, and Norway, creating a canvas of imagery diverse in it’s mood and makeup, but using colored smoke to create a narrative of space and time. The series is called Blossom, and continues to take shape. Via Colossal: