This Tunisian man smokes a hookah in a café in the Tunis medina. The portrait accentuates his solitary pleasure, which is underscored by the repeating pattern of the surrounding chairs and the wallpaper behind him. The red hat adds a final touch to define character. I also made a black and white portrait of this man ( http://www.pbase.com/image/106453689 ). It is intimate and reflective, while this color portrait offers a vividly exotic touch of realism.