I really wanted to make a photo about smoking, but the topic always comes off feeling a bit gross to me. I wanted the image to feel uplifting, like more of a sacred and spiritual ritual. I decided on the pose, but now I needed the smoke. Cigarettes are not healthy… I ended up buying a cheap vaporizer and flavored juice. It was perfect. It didn’t hurt my lungs and I was able to get a thick smoke-like effect. After creating the image I read an article about cancer and other lunch issues linked to vape juice and I threw the whole thing away. It served it’s purpose!