Tag Archives: Cigarettes

Ex glamour

Or “Not So Glamorous Anymore”. That is what I have named this series.

No I don´t think so! You will have no peace and no Double Happiness just for smoking these brands. Not for smoking any brands, I think. Something sold by glamour that is not so glamorous any more. Was Gorbatchow a big seller and will there be a Putin? Gorbatchow also came as chocolate.

Thanks Irving Penn for the inspiration. Again.

Blend 2 Camel Double Happiness ll Gaulouises 2 Gorbatchow Choklad Marlboro Lights 2 Peace B😊  Pelle


This is a picture of a picture from Huseby Slott ( castle ) from earlier this summer. Where the different images start, or end, is not really clear. But, why should it be? Go there if you are around. You will find more info through the link, however only in swedish. But I am sure that you get the picture.


IMG_0750 Huseby Slott😊 Pelle


A good friend of mine, Rebecka Dahlén,  was running a photo gallery. During the openings cigarette butts was filling the street outside, and she didn´t like it. I understand why. So, together with a friend she came up with this idea of Don Dobbin.

“a small, fireproof and non smelling disposable pouch for cigarette stubs that can be placed directly into a pocket or into the waste bin.”

I think the idea is great and I wish they could find money for the production. The product is universal and would make a big difference for our environment. Read more on her homepage about the product that really can make a difference. And, if you can come up with an idea to start the production, or to find funds for it, I will be happy to pass the idea, or contact, along. 


The cigarette industry is crazy, just look at these packages that I have photographed.  Who came up with this brilliant idea to the “Peace”package?

Pelles poster !!! Peace!_72

Pelles poster !!! Double happiness_72

Pelles poster !!! Gorbatchow_72

I remember something funny I read a long time ago. “An ashtray is something a smoker use if the room doesn´t have a floor…”. Perhaps not so funny after all.

The featured image is one I made for an exhibition at the gallery raising attention to the butt problem.

😉  Share if you care. Thank you!