Pete Turner's Cigarettes by farmreporter

Pete Turner's Cigarettes

I had taken this shot a couple of weeks back with the intention of using it to advertise the Pete Turner Artist Challenge. Life got in the way, and I did not have a chance to upload it until now ... and the challenge is over. Please look it up and vote if you have not had a chance!!

Here is Pete Turner's shot:
You may notice that some cigarette's in Pete's shot had lipstick on them. I could not convince Hubby to go that far, lol!!

Here is a bit of info on this fascinating photographer.
From the article entitled “Pete Turner, Photographer with an Eye for Color and an Ear For Jazz, Dies at 83”

Turner took inspiration wherever he found it, and the story of one of his most famous album covers is a case in point. Wes Montgomery, the great hard-bop guitarist, had made a crossover album for A&M called A Day in the Life, after the Beatles tune; it eventually reached the top of the Billboard jazz chart, breaking into the Top 20.
The cover image, depicting an ashtray full of spent cigarettes, was actually a still life from Turner’s apartment. “It had been a long night: my girlfriend and I had broken up,” Turner recalled. “I just saw those filtered butts with lipstick, and it summed up the way I felt.”

So hard these days to find an ashtray full of butts!!! Ugh!!! Great still life
February 17th, 2020  
Yeah ... it took me two days of Hubby smoking to get these many butts. He normally crushes them out with his fingers until they are nothing but fine tobacco and puts the butts directly in the garbage.
Not many smokers left anymore!
February 17th, 2020  
Yak, I hate a smelly ashtray - luckily not many about nowadays! Interesting for an image
February 17th, 2020  
Nice image, great POV and composition. Fav
February 17th, 2020  
Awesome and love your narrative.
February 17th, 2020  
February 18th, 2020  
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