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Six Degrees of Smoking

  • Deadline:
    Sept. 1, 2005, 5:11 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your cigarette lighter when you lend it to someone and don't get it back? This project is a global artistic collaboration to delve into the secret lives of lost lighters.

Lighters are handed out or posted to those who wish to be involved. The recipient then photographs themselves smoking a cigarette and submits it via MMS or email. He then passes the lighter on to a fellow smoker (either a friend or a stranger) and the process is repeated.

Each lighter is numbered and so they can be tracked on their travels. Visit the webpage below to view current smoking chains of photos: