Barber Shop
January 5, 2002

West Side Barber Shop in Ridgewood, New Jersey. I've lived in Ridgewood since 1968, and although I can't swear this barbershop has been there all that time, it's been there at least 30 years and my Dad and then I have been going there for a long time. Now that I've been taking my son Ted, there's a third generation of Shinozukas as customers.

Bill, the proprietor, loves kids. His shop is quite unusual; it's packed full of antiques and curios--not an inch of wallspace goes unused. To me, clutter is the happy byproduct of a full life. So we're all comfortable in Bill's shop.

Here's a kid who obviously doesn't mind going to the barber. Taken from outside the front window. (35 ASPH @ 1.4)

Discussing how much to take off the top. (Noct @ f1.0)

(35 @ f1.4)

(Noct @ f1.0)

(Noct @ f1.0)

(Noct @ f1.0)

Camera: Leica M6 0.85 Classic
Lenses: Leica Noctilux 50mm F1.0, 35mm F1.4 ASPH.
Film: Ilford HP5+ @ E.I. 400, Xtol (1+3)