“a powerful message conveyed through artistic flare for the moving image & vape-tricks. Hype Williams eat your heart out” – Dr B’
This is a passion project and my idea originated by finding the visual action of ‘vaping’ aesthetically pleasing and intriguing to photograph. I am not promoting nicotine consumption. There are many vaporizers that allow individuals to ‘vape’ with zero or very small amounts of nicotine. I am simply presenting this route as a possibly safer alternative to nicotine filled cigarettes. Many have used it as a mechanism for quitting smoking cigarettes as well as a more enjoyable social alternative. Doctor and nicotine expert, Neal Benowitz, from San Francisco General Hospital reported that the latest generation of E-cigarettes and vapes are far less toxic compared to the first ones that originally came out 10 years ago.
Too much of anything can be detrimental, but technology is constantly improving for the better. Although vaporizers have been around since the sixties, recently they have started appearing more in the forefront of our society. As the usage of E-cigarettes and vapes is increasing they must be regulated and used with caution, just as any new invention on the market. This is a personal issue close to my heart as many individuals whom I love have been or are currently smokers. Cigarettes do not deserve to shorten the lives of anyone. Quit smoking and find your own alternative – Leandra Caprini-Rosica
L Caprini-Rosica. (10 April 2015) Breathe. Retrieved https://vimeo.com/124680565