Smoker - Apaneca, El Salvador

It was 2 o'clock in the afternoon in Apaneca - a little ol' town along the Ruta de las Flores ("Flowers Route") in the northern mountains of El Salvador - when I came across this guy. And he was so pleased to see me!

After posing for photos in front of his house he invited me into and through his house, to the backyard where he sat down and started to pose, proudly emphasizing the particularly long ash of his cigarette. He then pointed to a cute little rabbit in the corner and encouraged me to photograph it also.

After the photo-shoot he hugged me - several times - and told me that he loves me - also several times. His eyes were tearing but that may have been due to the glazed-over look one typically has when they are completely drunk... as he was.

Nice guy though!