Broken Hearts and Busted Dreams

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This worlds offers riches.

Yes, yes it does.

But that doesn’t mean you’re going to find them.

Scraping and clawing just to grab a little purchase in this life.

Doing whatever needs to be done.

Burned out, beat up, lonely or mad..

There’s a dirty wind blowin’

Through all of our broken hearts and busted dreams.

We are all the captains of our burdens.

Pick up the pieces, get on with it.


Noirvember is running out quickly, so I thought I’d give one more in my Jersey Noir series.

I’ve long said that smoke is like another character in these photos. But it’s like an untamed character – you don’t really know where it’s going to go.

Last night, I was watching The Maltese Falcon and there’s a scene where Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) rolls a cigarette and smokes it while he’s talking to Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre). I was just watching how smart the smoke looked circling around Spade.

And wondered how many takes they had to do so that it looked right and didn’t cover Bogey’s face.

Lighting specs: A Neewer 160 LED light in a Neewer 47″ softbox. They were set camera left and I was shooting my Canon 70D here.

Enjoy the last few days of Noirvember, everyone! And remember, you can keep the spirit of noir all year long with a 2018 Jersey Noir calendar! More details here.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2017

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