Photo Phriday #13 Death of a Gauloise

February 18, 2005


It’s been a while since I showed you what constitutes my life, namely coffee and of course cigarettes. For me, every smoked cigarette is on the one hand a great experience and on the other hand like a little death…I know, some people call an orgasm little death, but that’s not what I want to discuss here.

By depicting a "dead" cigarette, I openly express my and all other smokers’ fears of losing yet another one of their precious little darlings. Of course the cigarette is a symbol….for everything we fear to lose or that might die….like the beer that’s in my fridge or the ability  to go to the toilet by myself. This picture will surely become one of the most celebrated pieces of art, once people wake up and realize that the cigarette is the best thing man has ever created.