Black & White Impression Of An Old Barber Shop

Recently during my business trip to Quan Zhou at People Republic of China (泉州,福建省), I found this very old barber shop at Zhong Shan Street. According to the local, this shop is about 100 years old and during its golden time of 1950’s to 1980’s, the barber shop served many prominent people, including businessmen and political figures.

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Leica MM, Canon 50mm LTM F1.4. ISO 800 1/45
Leica MM, Canon 50mm LTM F1.4. ISO 800 1/45

These days the barber shop is showing signs of dilapidation, the metal on the barber chairs are corroded and the fabric are worn down.

Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH. ISO 3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH. ISO 3200

The master barber was winding down after a hard day’s.

Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200

During his prime, he used to be a “hot shot” barber serving VIPs who needed to make appointments to get his service.

Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200
Leica MM, 35mm Summicron ASPH ISO3200

Nowadays the patrons are mostly senior citizens.

Leica M9P, 35mm Summicron ASPH. ISO 1250
Leica M9P, 35mm Summicron ASPH. ISO 1250

Seeing me aiming my camera at her, her spontaneous reaction was to cover up her face. I ended up with an out of focused shot.

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