This is the first of two back-to-back images that feature similar subjects, yet entirely different contexts.
In this photograph, an office worker smokes a cigarette while on her lunch break. She leans back into a corner of concrete -- a spot where one building wall meets another at a right angle. The polished surface of the granite wall she leans against reflects her hair and the pattern of her clothing, making it seem as if she is merging into the wall itself. She points her cigarette towards the ground and shields her other hand behind her extended arm. There is a sense of resignation in her expression. She seems to have backed herself into a proverbial corner. This concrete corner becomes the context for this image. This context makes it more than a picture of smoke break. Because of this context, this image can express social connotations as well, depending upon how each viewer regards the practice of smoking in public.
The following image ( http://www.pbase.com/pnd1/image/78566603 ) also features a smoke break. Yet its context tells an entirely different story.