In my hometown it is illegal to smoke in public places: indoors, outdoors and anywhere near a sports field or playground.
Smoking on an outdoor patio is not possible.
This picture is not possible.
Paris, France. 2018
About this post:
If you’re a photographer, you’ll understand my obsession with smoke.
Like sunbeams and shadows, tendrils of smoke, rising but not obscuring a face, add character to a picture. But chasing smoke is like chasing sunbeams. It’s elusive and transient. In urban street photography, particularly in Canada and US, it is increasingly rare.
My Health Conscious Self says “That’s a good thing.”
My Photographer Self says “There’s always Paris …”