Visual Narratives: The Barbershop

There is a barbershop in St Paul, Minnesota that’s been in business since 1893. Yes, you read it correctly, 7th Street Barbers has been continually operating for 129 years!!! Today I met Pete, Mark and Wyatt while they were busy working on three lovely customers. I asked if I could take a few pictures and they all agreed with a smile.

Is there an iconic shop in your town that you could photograph?

Visual Narratives is an on-going project, visit the gallery here.

Shot with the Fujifilm X100V at 23mm in Acros and yellow filter.

13 thoughts on “Visual Narratives: The Barbershop

  1. Your visual narratives are wonderful and your blog inspired me to start my own. Thank you; I look forward to seeing more of your photos

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  2. Maybe it’s just in New Jersey, but my experience is that people don’t want to be photographed in these spaces even when permission is asked. I’ve asked but never got a yes, and some people get verbally nasty.

    Kopp’s Cycle on Spring Street in Princeton is the oldest bicycle shop In the United States. It was established in 1891. It’s a small building, and the interior is jammed with bicycles. I don’t think it would make for exciting photography. I have photographed the outside only.

    Kopp’s Cycle: https://www.koppscycle.net/articles/kopps-cycle-history-pg59.htm

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  3. Merci pour l’inspiration, Valérie! Je suis en France jusqu’à fin Août, je vais essayer de trouver un endroit aussi intéressant! Françoise Muller-Robbie

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  4. Years ago I try this in a Turkish Barbershop. When i ask for permission to make some photos, two gave me a smile und green light, the others gave me a no and a hard time. So when I look back, it was a nice lesson for me, how to deal with strangers.

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