In this series, Smoke & Fire, Rob Prideau takes shots of the subject matter that the title suggests. The photos above are from the smoke side of the series. When asked to describes his works, he says that people are often confused and don’t know what to do with it.
“People in a professional art-buying capacity seem challenged to figure out what to do with it, and I can’t blame them. The pictures fit more easily into a fine art/decorative category than a potential editorial or an ad.”
Prideau, who is mostly a product photographer (as his biography states on his website, he’s interested in artifice, contrivance, exaggeration and heroic objects) but what he’s been able to do with smoke is really beautiful. Rather than billows of smoke, he has turned it into something fluid, not the blast you get in your face while cooking marshmellows! For more of Prideaux’s work, click here.