Berndaut Smilde is this very talented Dutch artist that captures staged but frighteningly real fluffy white clouds in a all kinds of settings such as the beaux-arts style room in San Francisco recently (see above).
Berndnaut Smilde creates his indoor clouds using a smoke machine. He adjusts the humidity of the room by spraying water, and reduces the temperature – this allows the smoke to take a cloud-like shape for just long enough to be photographed before it dissipates. “It has to be cold, damp and really wet, so I’m moisturising the air as much as possible,” Smilde said in an interview with the BBC. “The moisture will stick to the smoke, making it heavier.” Wow ! www.berndaut.nl