Saturday, May 26, 2012

Face It, Smoking Still Looks Kinda Cool — Whitney, 5th St, Society Hill


The health campaign that finally succeeds in squelching the appeal of Satan's sticks is going to have to supplant it with a new habit with just as much gestural utility.


Smoking isn't just an addiction; it's a stylization, a way of investing ordinary gestures with an aesthetic dimension. "I'm awkward taking pictures," Whitney told me, "unless I'm smoking." I may be paraphrasing. 


Whitney runs a salon in Society Hill. She never stopped moving for a second during this shoot. 

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