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SBC x Bad Etiquette - Part 2

When I first started doing collaborations, Bad Etiquette was one of the first brands I worked with. With our first project being a success, it was about time to work together again. Bad Etiquette is a street clothing brand based in Toronto. They have a very unique style, a brand I personally dig.

Founder of Bad Etiquette, Lionel Wong and I had discussed a project we wanted to tackle for quite sometime, with summer finally here this was finally possible to happen. The idea was to do a smoke out type shoot. 

I decided to take the shoot to an old abandoned factory just outside the city. I was looking to capture the grunge and darkness of the building, it fitted with the smoke perfectly. 

In this shoot, we are showcasing Bad Etiquette's new lineup of gear. 


Collaborating is one of my favourite things about being a photographer. It gives me the opportunity to work with very cool people. Lionel is a dope guy with a vision of success for his brand.  Like the gear? You can grab your gear here!


Lionel Wong + Katherine Flores


One of my favourite props to use for my photos are Smoke Grenades (or known as smoke bombs) They are originally made for Airsoft/Paintball but Photographers and Filmmakers have been using them as props to add a special effect. 

My recent collaboration is being sponsored by - They are the official re-seller of the Enola Gaye Wire Pull Grenades as well as the bigger EG18 Assault Grenades. These are sold at other locations but Rocket gives the best price as they are the official reseller. 

You can get some pretty crazy photos while using these. They last for about a minute to a minute and a half and produce a huge amount of smoke. They come in all sorts of colours. My favourite one has to be either the green or blue. 

Rocket has many different locations in the Greater Toronto Area. Their store located in Etobicoke is open year round. 

Photo by Zach Bird

Photo by Zach Bird

If you're in need of Smoke Grenades, make sure to give a visit!