We're kind of assholes, in case you didn't already know. Submit some shit!


Text

Nov 9, 2011
@ 3:29 pm
Permalink
65 notes

Cigarettes

This may not be applicable to every photographer out there, but I’ll be damned if there isn’t a photog out there who hasn’t been sitting around waiting for a subject and thought, “I would look so fucking cool if I were smoking a cigarette right now.” If Dennis Hopper could do it, so can I.

Journalism and cigarettes were once synonymous with each other, and a glorious time it was. Everyone in the newsroom smelled like cigarette butts, scotch and freedom of the press. How else do you think photo editors make it through a shift? All these kids with their bullshit and lust for life. One day they’ll realize just how shitty the world is, and they’ll be sucking down Marlboro reds like the rest of us.

What else is a photographer to do when killing time? The high school football game doesn’t start for another 45 minutes and you’re too broke to afford a smartphone. So do like you did when YOU were in high school: sneak out to your car and light up that American-grown goodness like the principal isn’t watching. Feel the burn. All is well.

Despite all the horrible things that cigarettes do to the human body (and we’re completely aware of those things), it just seems like the right thing to do. What better way to get quick access to a homeless population than by showing up with a carton of the heaviest cigarettes legally sold in America? Whether you’re racing across town chasing a goddamn hot air balloon because there is literally nothing else to shoot for the space on 5A; or if you’re just looking for an excuse to get out of the newsroom while the design desk crops your image more and more to fit the page, cigarettes are a staple for photojournalists.

AND, if they aren’t your bag… Well get on board, you’re missing out dude.

Note: This isn’t an intentional advertisement for cigarettes, but if Camel were to stumble across this post, I wouldn’t be upset if they sent a few complimentary cartons my way.

  1. jayabsurd reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  2. customizeandthrive reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  3. n7foe9m reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  4. divineteam reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  5. yournameinstone reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  6. olsphoto reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike and added:
    love this blog. Incidentally, I plan to have...my mouth as I shoot street
  7. brotherboom reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  8. toridoubleyew reblogged this from kelceyolson
  9. kelceyolson reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike and added:
    Fabulous
  10. jakwils reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike and added:
    My personal favorite quote from this post: “Everyone in the newsroom smelled like cigarette butts, scotch and freedom of...
  11. sarahwhitmire reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  12. disastersavvy reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  13. breathethroughyreyes said: LOL “design desk crops your image more and more to fit the page…” this just happened to me today. Funny… I didn’t remember shooting a panorama. I guess it would be more convenient for you if I did, huh?
  14. meekrok reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  15. culturedeviant reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike
  16. tockthewatchdog reblogged this from shitphotojournalistslike and added:
    go around blowing smoke...everyone’s faces people will
  17. shitphotojournalistslike posted this