Photographer's Note

He sure needs strong lungs....

An ethnic Monggolian took a breather - the smoking culture that has sunk deep since the middle kingdom in China, using his traditional bamboo pipe for a morning warm up. I loved what I saw especially his posture - a 'kinda of relaxed 'staged' pose before my view finder, his concentration and the setting. Managed a few of him from some distance as he blew out mini cloud of smoke without realising of my presence.

I know that most people will ignore this because they're against smoking, but i love it coz it reflects a lot of personality away in how one smokes and appears like a philosophical - spiritual form of calmness and positively luxuriating in his exhalation isn't he?

Taken at Xinmen grungy low light alley in a small traditional Monggolian village in Tonghai, South Yunnan. The village is made up of very old mud brick houses all are tightly constructed to one another in a very close knit community.

Setting: 70mm, 1/80 sec, F5.6, ISO Raw 200, 0847 hrs

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