– life on the streets of a big little city on the Gulf Coast –


Smoke Break Outside the Rejuvenation Clinic

no smoking

🙂 hover mouse over image to enlarge 🙂

3 responses

  1. Great juxtaposition … but you knew that so why tell YOU the reason the shot was taken … I bet they can’t rejuvenate the smoker as fast as he can “dejuvenate” himself. I also like that he lights-up in front of a “No Smoking” sign.

    I wonder if he’s a special project for the clinic … Is this the “Before” or the “After” photo? Either way, you can get some bucks from them if they use it for their ad campaigns.

    Good work


    May 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    • The image is a “failure” to the extent that the name of the clinic is not a prominent backdrop to the smoker, thus visually cementing the irony. The “Regeneration Medicine Center” wasn’t even in my mind as I snapped the picture. I knew the tunnel would be visually interesting as a black & white and I saw a man emerging and tried to get him full frontal portrait but he turned aside suddenly and I missed the shot. Two things about street photography: (1) you have to be hyper aware and anticipate movements, and (2) you mostly have to be incredibly lucky.

      Thanks… 🙂


      May 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  2. Wild!


    May 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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