In his short story, "Thank You for the Light," F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "Smoking had come to be an important punctuation mark in the long sentence of a day on the road." Laura Noel’s project, "Smoke Break," observes this peculiar punctuation. Photographing instances of solitude and contemplation, Noel looks at one way in which we continue to momentarily wrap ourselves up in a cloud of smoke. Click here to see Laura Noel’s project "Smoke Break."
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin