20 July 2010

Smoke

Two young girls having a night out on Bastille Day at L'Olimpo, an Italian restaurant on the pedestrian street.

Why do young girls smoke?

13 comments:

  1. Nice captures; love the black and white unposed photos.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  2. Good question - does any of us really know? Pains of growing up..

    However, the photography is great, though.

    Joanny

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  3. Good question! My guess, because somehow, our entertainment system and media have made it look cool.

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  4. I also like the black and white. Sad though, that there are so many young smokers these days. It's like they refuse to think/care about the consequences.

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  5. They have probably heard the rumour that it will keep them thin, sadly it's more likely to kill them in the long run. I smoked for many years but giving up that bad habit was one of the best decisions I have ever taken.

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  6. Don't know why they do but wish, wish, wish they didn't.

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  7. I think these intelligent girls have been looking at Jilly's photo of the scratch-dial: 'You who pass through Gorbio, stop and consider: your final hour is upon you'. In which case... whyever not? Anyway, it's a great stress reliever - unlike arguing about it, which I find very stressful indeed. And stress is the real killer...

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  8. Jilly, great portrait and character study. Your photos tell such amazing stories! Merci

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  9. Why does anybody smoke? I think it's a disgusting habit and worst of all, it bothers everybody else.

    Aside from my rant, I do like these photos, especially the first one, which makes me think of an Italian film of the 50's.

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  10. Lovely portraits although I too am amazed at how many young people smoke in Paris especially. Such a shame.
    V

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  11. It's all about 'coolness'... always has been.

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  12. Birdman, I agree, but after all we know about smoking now, does anyone still think it's cool??

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  13. The rampant smoking in France is about the only thing I dislike about the country. I'll say this, though, somehow French women manage to look sexy instead of trashy when they smoke.

    Excellent photo!

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