Smoking HEAPS On Your Chinese Wedding - A Photographic History

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.

wedding smokes 01

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.

If the photos below don't satisfy your desires enough, you can get the book HERE, and follow Sauvin's work on FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM.

wedding smokes 02

wedding smokes 03

wedding smokes 04

wedding smokes 05

wedding smokes 06

wedding smokes 07

wedding smokes 09

wedding smokes 08

wedding smokes 10

H/T Dazed

The Avalanches join Childish Gambino, London Grammar and more for Falls Festival

Including the Festival's first foray west for Falls Downtown.

2 years ago

According to eBay this is what your average Splendourite will look like

There are a lot of John Lennonesque Glasses, Peasant Blouses and a sprinkling of Fedoras in Byron Bay right now.

3 years ago

JAUZ, Slushii, Snails and LDRU touring Aus' this Easter for Touch Bass

Some of the world's heaviest hitters are bringing it this Easter long weekend.

1 year ago

Watch a live stream of Shia Labeouf watch only his movies for 72 hours straight

Ladies and gentlemen, we are reaching peak Shia Labeouf.

2 years ago

Close
-->