I decided to go to the barbershop in advance to check it out. It was indeed a very cool, older shop. I spent an hour or so chatting with the owner and photographing the 73-year old who was in his chair.
Here is my favorite.
I was interviewed for an article about the show this past week (I think it's going to be in next Thursday's paper). I found myself talking about the fact that I love when an image transcends the actual real thing that is going on. When I manage to make that happen, I am a happy
That's sort of hard to do when you're approaching a project from a"documentary" style, but still I long for those images to present themselves every now and then no matter what I'm working on.
At the very end of the cut and shave, the barber sprayed his client's head with a product that promotes "shine." This has happened at every single haircut I've witnessed since I began the project. So, I know to be ready and to prepare myself for that grand finale - and I can only hope I'll get something interesting. Something that doesn't resemble a man getting his head sprayed while he's sitting in a barber chair. Something that becomes something else entirely. It's luck, really, because I can't actually see his face for all the aerosol that's raining down. I can only hope that the photo goddesses are smiling down on me for those few moments.
In this case, I think they might have been :)