Friday, January 12, 2007


its part of the game, originally uploaded by smoothdude.

It seems that a may have some kind of asthma, which should make me less sympathetic to smokers and cigarette smoke. But life's never that simple. Later this year, it'll be unlawful to smoke in enclosed public places in England. It'll be nice to have a pint in a smoke free pub.

But even so, I do find images of people smoking strangely fascinating. There's a very complicated aesthetic going on here, a whole houseful of contradictory cultural, erotic and addictive motifs.

My mate Smoothdude took this with his D80, which, on this evidence, appears to have an excellent sensor. One reason for blogging it is to remind myself to get into pubs before the ban and get some photos - it's the end of an era.