Atlanta-based photographer Laura Noel's image Smoke Break is the subject of a feature story on the blog La Lattre de la Photographie.
The folks at La Lettre note that Laura's image shows us the "residue of glamour" that is still associated with smoking -- "the theatrical inhaling and exhaling, the sensual pleasure of watching smoke float and dissipate in the air, and the primal tie to fire. Though we may not approve of the act, we can understand the appeal of smoking, however false it may turn out to be."
Laura is one of my favorite Southern photographers, and has been since she was in a juried show at the Gregg Museum here at NC State a few years back.
Congratulations to Laura for this celebration of her work.