Capturing the complexity of smoke with a short duration flash is a subject I've returned to many times.

Smoldering Matchbooks is the third portfolio I've created illustrating this theme and as usually happens with me, the more time I spend on a project, the more complicated the images get.

With my first two collections, Matchbook Dreams and Matchbook Ignition, I made a point of identifying and naming the hidden apparitions which appeared in the frozen smoke.

With this collection I want you, the viewer, to enjoy the images unencumbered or influenced by the names I might have dreamed up.

George Diebold