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The clouds of his mind~ Yunnan

the clouds of his mind~ Yunnan
the clouds of his mind~ Yunnan

Men puffing out tobacco smoke has become such a common daily sight for us living in China, people smoke in the rain, on bikes, while working, in classrooms, and sometimes even while eating! Yunnan was no different. The ladies smoked their pipes leisurely while the men smoked cigarettes and water pipes. The tobacco fields can be seen spread out for miles around the valleys and mountainous regions of Yunnan and the smoking traditions thrives.

This man was sitting in a small one room restaurant in a marketplace and he enjoyed his tobacco while I photographed him feeling almost proud and theatrically demonstrating his skill at exhaling the clouds above his head.

9 replies on “The clouds of his mind~ Yunnan”

B&W was absolutely the right choice here! Brilliant shot. I love the textures, from his skin, to his hat to the jacket. The lighting and balance is perfect. It is a technically and artistically a fantastic shot.

Sounds like an advertisement for smoking…do you smoke?
greetings into your day from Solange<3

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