I shot this vintage toaster burning toast on 4×5 Chrome Film about 20 years ago. So no Photoshop here. I wanted smoke and I kept getting black smoke so I called my friend Michael who I knew would have an answer. I knew because he had an early 60’s Buick that burned white smoke. He didn’t even hesitate, “transmission fluid.” So I poured a small amount of transmission fluid on the toast and burnt away. White smoke. I am sure it was good for my lungs, almost set off the sprinklers, ruined the toaster but I got the shot. I know better now that there are cleaner, simpler ways to make white smoke. I always felt like this shot looked evil even though it is just burning toast so this is my Halloween weekend post. Happy Halloween!