Smoking HEAPS On Your Chinese Wedding - A Photographic History
French photographer unveils book documenting crazy healthy Chinese wedding rituals.
French photo collector Thomas Sauvin has uncovered a weird - and supremely unhealthy - Chinese wedding tradition that involves brides lighting cigarettes for every man at her wedding before then engaging in 'smoking games' with the groom. While it's all generally very bizarre, it definitely hit the peak time with that incredible header photo, hereby named Ciggie Butt Bong.
The book is called Until Death Do Us Part (if only an Australian found the photos and named the book, this was a golden opportunity for Until Death Do Us Dart), and Sauvin found stacks upon stacks of discarded negatives at a Beijing recycling plant. This was back in 2009, and he since founded the 'Beijing Silvermine Project' as a place to house these discoveries, which is now home to over half a million negatives.