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Smoking A way of life

This gallery is a record of the last 3 days of legal smoking in the South Wales valleys where I live. After spending 3 days with these great people as a non smoker and seeing them relax and enjoy themselves I can only sympathise with them for the liberty that has been taken away from them. The arguments for and against smoking will rage on forever but I can do nothing but thank ALL the great people that let me photograph them for this gallery.The end of an era. What will pub shots be like in the future a bit too clean, but as a photographer I believe that sadly these atmospheric shots have gone forever. I just hope ive done them justice and in years to come people will see these images and think hey they had a great time why did it have to stop.

A big thank you to the following pubs and their people. The George,The Winning Horse,The Greyhound,Sebastapool Social club and The Open Hearth.

I have been an ardent no smoker all my life however I see in your images, A life we will loose, and no matter if the reality is judged to be a really good thing, you have captured here images that we may never see again in our lives.

We are all greatly disappointed when we here of another animal, plant, or bird become extinct, yet we have created an real life extinction here… This is a powerful gallery about a way of life...

Ian York (Pbaser)
Martin Fay
Martin Fay
Wayne
Wayne
The Kills
The Kills
Mike
Mike
Last Day smoke
Last Day smoke
Paddy Reilly2
Paddy Reilly2
Sue
Sue
Deb
Deb
Pub with a view
Pub with a view
Wayne
Wayne
Colin
Colin
John N Reg
John N Reg
Blow
Blow
Just John
Just John
Notice
Notice
Martin Fay
Martin Fay
Virginia
Virginia
Puff
Puff
Steve & Sam
Steve & Sam
Eyes Open 2
Eyes Open 2
Defiance
Defiance
Wayne
Wayne
Match
Match
John just
John just
Jim
Jim
Phil and Sylvia
Phil and Sylvia
John
John
Lighting up
Lighting up
Piping 2
Piping 2
John
John
Melancholy
Melancholy
Joy Of Smoke
Joy Of Smoke
No More Tomorrow
No More Tomorrow
Exhale
Exhale
John Hand
John Hand
Out
Out
Shelley
Shelley
Tim N Shelley
Tim N Shelley
The Abbot
The Abbot
The Pass
The Pass
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Chillin
Chillin
Shell and Tim
Shell and Tim
Stance
Stance
Cloud
Cloud
Fag Fun
Fag Fun
Roll with it
Roll with it
Annas Roll
Annas Roll
Family
Family
Rog Morgan
Rog Morgan
Chris Hoop
Chris Hoop
Paul Norman
Paul Norman
Dan Hoop
Dan Hoop
Roger Morgan
Roger Morgan
End of an Era
End of an Era