16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Burn so good

Whenever I shoot photography, there's a piece of myself that I add to it in some way. Sometime very easy to see, other times more difficult. This image in particular takes me back to a time in my life where I felt a sense of hopelessness, both in what I planned on doing with my life, and who I felt I could put faith into. Where that faith had died, bad habits took it's place. This image depicts one of those bad habits. While its happening it feels great, and life takes on color again, but deep down I knew it wasn't the way to happiness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Joseph Murphy