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On the Street....The Barber, Rio de Janeiro


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On the Street....The Barber, Rio de Janeiro

Comments on "On the Street....The Barber, Rio de Janeiro"


Blogger Rich Tu said ... (4:02 PM) : 

I love this.


Anonymous Pedro said ... (4:03 PM) : 

In Portuguese:Primeiro!
Great photo!


Blogger Boudoir Lingerie said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Amazing colors! It's great to be surprised like that abaout the city you were born, raised and live!!!


Blogger Margarita. said ... (4:13 PM) : 

i love pictures of barbers, at home we have several paintings of this theme :)


Blogger Louise said ... (4:16 PM) : 

pretty picture


Blogger Luka Ivanišević said ... (4:17 PM) : 

what a cool barber shop :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Just beautiful.


Anonymous Isabel Broberg said ... (4:21 PM) : 

cool, really like the colors!


Blogger awgrbr said ... (4:24 PM) : 

The chandelier in this photo is amazing. Stealing that...


Blogger MAISON CHAPLIN said ... (4:26 PM) : 




Blogger allison said ... (4:27 PM) : 

that blue is brilliant


Blogger Sunna said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Love the colours!


Blogger beths said ... (4:31 PM) : 

How gorgeous! The texture and color patterns, the way the graffiti mimics the old fan leading the eye toward the other old retail objects within. The barber's yellow smock! All that blue and aqua, the customer's crew socks. Love this, thank you!


Blogger Maria José said ... (4:32 PM) : 

Very funny the photo!!
I like it.


Blogger Mark said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Wow! I can't believe this... I actually had a haircut and a shave at this barbershop last June- What an unexpected and wonderful memory! A true carioca moment, frozen in time-


Blogger Wardrobe Chick said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Thinking honneymoon me more!!!

Erlinda Denise


Anonymous edinamonsoon said ... (4:36 PM) : 

Luscious colors and lighting. Love the turquoise barber's chair and how the doors frame the photo.


Blogger DAKOTA said ... (4:38 PM) : 

What a picture, love the colors and the textures... Altough it kinda looks like spying on some torture...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Blue's got blue eyes...

Cheers xxx:)


Blogger brightlightsbigcity said ... (4:40 PM) : 

spectacular photo! i love the blue of the chairs..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Wow! What a great photograph. The color contrast is amazing.


Blogger Johanna Urban said ... (4:53 PM) : 

This picture is lovley!!!


Blogger Christina said ... (4:54 PM) : 

I love the colors! That baby blue and the chocolate leather on those chairs are amazing.


Blogger Scorpion Disco said ... (4:55 PM) : 

I see some serious decorating possibilities with those blue barber chairs!


Anonymous lolly said ... (4:59 PM) : 

Those chairs must be really old. I've seen similar red chairs in an old barber shop on a small Greek island. The chair, the mosaic on the floor...on the opposite side of the world but not too far apparently. Fascinating.


Blogger Sabine said ... (5:04 PM) : 

All these colours and such stillness... Beautiful!


Blogger Coco and Zaahb said ... (5:08 PM) : 

Its amazing how you can take something as simple as a guy getting a shave look totally interesting.



Blogger vir beātum said ... (5:11 PM) : 

I am disquieted by this photo. Although the customer strikes a relaxed pose, there is some inherent tension in the way the two men interact. And the scene: clean, but somehow dirty; small, but somehow cavernous. The striplights are evocative of a clinical operation, but they cast a cold light on what was undoubtedly a warm scene. Excellently caputred shot.


Blogger Liliana P. said ... (5:12 PM) : 

So you're also in Rio?! It's such a funny coincidence, so is Garance! LOL Love the pic by the way...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:13 PM) : 



Blogger Oscar said ... (5:15 PM) : 


i would like to know how do you get this amazing colors? Do you have an special lens or filters? I realy admire you photos. Thank you very much

By the way im Mexican and i think you would just love the colors over here.

Hope you can come one day.

Oscar Mora


Blogger JouJou Loves You said ... (5:17 PM) : 

AHHHHHHHH!!!! I want those blue chairs in my house!!!

Perfect color. Perfect image.

This is exactly what I imagine Rio to be like.

Colorful and otherworldy.


Blogger Sarah (Buzz) said ... (5:18 PM) : 

I love the color in this photo...who would have thought that a picture of an old barber shop would look so interesting...The blue of the chairs is definitely a focal it :)


Blogger Sarah (Buzz) said ... (5:19 PM) : 

who took this picture??? its so unique


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Is this supposed to be any kind of fashion ? If it is, I'm totally wrong about the subject.


Blogger iamagloworm said ... (5:20 PM) : 

this is beautiful. love it! i miss getting a real shave for 50c


Blogger Mim said ... (5:22 PM) : 



Blogger AnastasiaC said ... (5:28 PM) : 

awesome street shot....old school male grooming, we have a similar one in my neighbourhood - for an extra $5.00 he gives the boys a steam facial using hot towels!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:32 PM) : 

What a great photo, love the colours


Blogger Bob Spears said ... (5:34 PM) : 

I have pleaded with my hair stylist to get a chair and a barber. I would use them every time I come in. If you have never done this you must. It is a magnificent luxury.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

the colours make my heart sing:)


Blogger Klara said ... (5:39 PM) : 

love the colours


Blogger Kara said ... (5:43 PM) : 

How nice! Everyone's right, the colors are amazing...wonderful how they're so plentiful there!!



Anonymous greendress said ... (5:44 PM) : 

this is absolutely beautiful. most westerners would probably never want to step foot in a shop that looks like that, but it just looks so warm with the turquoise, chocolate brown, peridot green and bright white towels. a kind of faded elegance. thank you sart.


Blogger mina said ... (5:45 PM) : 

amazing photo!


Anonymous Rita said ... (5:45 PM) : 

Adoro a maneira como captas a essência das cores!
--> I love the way how you always manage to capture the essence of the colours!

Were you in the japanese part of the town?


Blogger farisita said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I love this, I love Brasil


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:52 PM) : 

great picture


Blogger Luiza Lucas said ... (5:57 PM) : 

i love my country!
eu amo o Brasil!!


Blogger Virginia said ... (6:04 PM) : 

That's beautiful! Love the colors.

It's nice to look at in the middle of a dull gray NYC winter.


Blogger bravegrrl said ... (6:13 PM) : 

love the color!


Blogger Modern Traditionalist said ... (6:13 PM) : 

The colors of those chairs are divine! Perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

love the turquoise chair, awesome!

F <-- 2 girls bloggin fashion in nyc and chicago!


Blogger Christina Diaz said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Oh my, I am in love with the blues in this picture!!


Blogger jenny said ... (7:05 PM) : 

The interior of that place is perfect. Love all the texture. Beautiful photo.


Blogger Iris POP said ... (7:12 PM) : 

i say yes :)


Blogger Official M-Dub said ... (7:20 PM) : 

One of the many reasons why I love Brazil. What a great place. Great photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:27 PM) : 

Love the typeface on the clock, the fan on the shelf and, of course, the color of the chairs. One of my favourites!


Anonymous nicolethen said ... (7:44 PM) : 

wow,that's really cool! haha neat


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:53 PM) : 

I want to know more about that crazy florescent-bulb chandelier- It is amazing!


Blogger Jennifer said ... (8:08 PM) : 

The color in this photo is amazing. Turquoise & red =one of my favorite color combos.
Great shot, thanks!


Blogger Anne said ... (8:21 PM) : 

What a difference from the barbers in Italy caught in the book, right? Is nice the way the two different pictures tell their story visually.


Blogger javiera isidora said ... (8:22 PM) : 

freat photo!, beautiful colors, good composition!


Blogger Flit About said ... (8:33 PM) : 

Absolutely beautiful. Look how relaxed he is!


Blogger Tiffany said ... (8:37 PM) : 

Such a nice photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 PM) : 

Nice Vernacular Sart!


Blogger the clothing project said ... (8:47 PM) : 

this is fantastic.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 PM) : 

Amazing!! Loved the picture!


Blogger Diya said ... (8:56 PM) : 

gorgeous colors.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 PM) : 

love love love it!


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (9:20 PM) : 

this picture is so amazingly taken. i like how this blog has turned into more than a fashion/ street style blog!


Anonymous Lauren said ... (9:28 PM) : 

This is one (of many) reasons Brazil is my next stop in my travels. They aren't afraid of bold colours, or boldness in living life in general. When I lived in Bondi, my Brazillian housemate wore a skimpy zebra-print bikini with lime trim without fear. I (Melbournian, afflicted with a love of black and grey) wouldn't even contemplate wearing such a garment, but she pulled it off. Her confidence made what would look trashy on anyone else look beautiful and almost elegant.


Blogger Rosie said ... (9:30 PM) : 

gorgeous colors! love!

x rosie


Blogger Marina said ... (9:46 PM) : 

This is such a beautiful shot! The chair is such a cool color and the details really bring it to be a great focus in the photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 PM) : 

voce encuentra belleza in oposite places. This is Latin America, hi fashion people how knows more about calvin than the reality in the favelas and the down town.

great observer!


Blogger Tiffany's Small World said ... (9:58 PM) : 

I love the color of the Chairs!Very nice!

xo -


Blogger thatsorad said ... (10:08 PM) : 

very intamate.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 PM) : 

It reminds me of El Salvador, where my family's from, around the corner from my grandma's house. Nostalgia wave comin through! This makes me wanna go back.


Blogger Aaron Brown said ... (10:26 PM) : 

talk about a throwback. i love the colors


Blogger brando said ... (10:27 PM) : 

The color in this photograph is soo great. I really love this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:01 PM) : 

this makes every girl wanting to go to the barbership (if permitted) LOL! love the Aqua lining on the seats... ~adella


Blogger Snappy said ... (11:32 PM) : 

Love the overall imagery.


Anonymous liz said ... (12:01 AM) : 

the colours of this photo, the old school barber, fantastico


Anonymous princess glee said ... (12:15 AM) : 

Is it bad to think Sweeney Todd?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 AM) : 

a close shave, what every girl loves


Blogger D said ... (12:36 AM) : 

love those old barbershop chairs and miss the Russian boy who used to cut my hair at the babershop on St.Mark's Square in the E. Village; I'd go in scruffy and come out yummy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 AM) : 

This reminds me so much of my friend's photos from Havana! Lovely!



Anonymous Siddharth Pratap said ... (1:11 AM) : 

Haha! I love the barber shop. It's sad, when I was in America, I was desperately looking for such a place. I never shave at home, always at the barbers, and best of all I do it for a dollar here in India, and they do a darn good job of it.


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (2:51 AM) : 

What a brilliant shot! The place, the colours, the lamp, the barber's chair...incredible! You and Garance are making me very homesick!


Blogger Valéry Lorenzo said ... (3:01 AM) : 

You changed your point of view ?!


Blogger thimbles and gingham said ... (3:12 AM) : 

i want to be in rio right now.


Blogger what dia like said ... (3:17 AM) : 

great photo for an old job!


Blogger Mumu said ... (3:35 AM) : 

just summer colors...and made me feel happy ...sorry but I suppose the guy it's an american with his outfit, jeje


Blogger Coco CHANEL 's CHILD said ... (4:43 AM) : 



Anonymous Kalliste.. said ... (5:03 AM) : 



Anonymous Kikiss said ... (5:33 AM) : 

Makes me think, that I need to shave too ! ; P


Blogger Diane said ... (5:49 AM) : 

Do they still have barbers? That's so bourgeois!... :X


Anonymous Oscar said ... (5:59 AM) : 

a la antigua que buena


Blogger RB said ... (7:22 AM) : 

Beautiful shot and a welcome return to your best form!


Anonymous greybreaks said ... (7:25 AM) : 

lovely photo. nicely composed.


Blogger the Fashionground said ... (7:37 AM) : 

Loving the objects on the picture!


Blogger Camille said ... (7:54 AM) : 

I love this photo...


Blogger mihaela m said ... (8:18 AM) : 

just love it....


Blogger Anna said ... (8:58 AM) : 

The colors... Great....


Blogger Tea with Edith said ... (9:41 AM) : 

It is like a total another world, the colours and in fact that there is a barber. So enchanting.


Anonymous kristi said ... (10:06 AM) : 

I am OBSESSED with this barber shop. The clock, the light, the fan, the CHAIRS... I wish more authentic places like this still existed in the U.S. I guess I'll just have to make a trip to Rio!


Blogger Lara said ... (10:39 AM) : 

I'm from Brazil and this photo is sooo great! Your blog is the best, thanks for post photos from my country!

in portuguese: muito obrigada!


Anonymous Jane Burbank said ... (11:40 AM) : 



Anonymous Laura said ... (11:44 AM) : 

It is telling a story within a beautiful frame! love!


Anonymous Isobel Saoirse said ... (12:13 PM) : 

First thing popping up in my mind when I saw this picture: "Oh god, I want those chairs!"

Absolutely love their old fashioned look and then they are painted in the brightest most happy color ever!


Anonymous Machele said ... (12:23 PM) : 

Your photography is so vivid and beautiful. I totally want that light/fan looking thing in my office.


Blogger hi-d said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Interesting first glance, this almost looks like a torture chamber...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 PM) : 

The chandelier with the fluorescent tubes is freaking spectacular!


Blogger caroline said ... (5:48 PM) : 

o barbeiro é super fashion... brasil arraza!


Blogger Joanne said ... (6:17 PM) : 

amazing. the colors, the composition, the subject... i love how the man in the chair in running shoes and white socks, even with a slight paunch, but is taking care enough to get a barber's shave. awesome.


Blogger Tati M.a.b said ... (6:17 PM) : 

Love these vintages barber looks, every time i see one of these barbes i wish i had a camera with me but i never have...
Great photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:08 PM) : 

this is a wonderful image. i love the color of the chair. i so badly want that light hanging from the ceiling for my apartment! its so cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 AM) : 

love red and turquoise together.


Blogger Andrew said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Authentic and well lit. It looks like film.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 PM) : 

it's great to discover something new about the city i've been living for the past 31 years!!!

amazing picture, great colors! congrats!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 PM) : 

it's great to discover something new about the city i've been living for the past 31 years!!!

amazing picture, great colors! congrats!


Anonymous Voon said ... (3:50 PM) : 

a picture is worth a thousand words...especially this one.

My eyes were roaming all over this gorgeous story-telling photograph.

So much detail everywhere you look -- from the old fan, the unusual exposed fluorescent light fixture, the amazing blue of the barber chair, the richer teal hues on the walls, the grafitti on the outer wall, the cracked blue tile at the front of the barbershop...the reds on the wood panels.....even the reflection from the mirror is a trippy visual. Thank you!


Blogger livia de bueno said ... (12:16 AM) : 

Love this one, Scott! xoxo from Hot Rio.


Blogger Agnes said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Everything is so colourful in Rio...


Blogger just me said ... (11:24 AM) : 

I'm getting the tinckles to visit RIO again...
you and garance made it to me!

Ana from Brazil


Blogger Ana said ... (11:38 AM) : 

What amazing colours!
Beautiful photo.


Blogger Lin said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Seeing this made me smile this morning. I have a habit of taking photos of any old barbershops I come across, and this one is a true gem! Love the framing, too.


Blogger Style Mews said ... (6:01 PM) : 

awesome, great shot natural!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 PM) : 

This photo made so grateful. All the other pictures from Rio are great, but this is the only one that made me say `this is Brazil`. It was very nice to see photos aside the Rio fashion scene and people, thank you so much.


Blogger Calypso said ... (2:02 AM) : 

Absolutely taken by this picture. Thank you.


Anonymous Ashleigh D said ... (8:20 AM) : 

It reminds me of a brighter, friendlier version of Sweeney Todd. It's beautiful. Good job. Showing the ordinary as something beautiful, this picture has made me smile.


Blogger RachelleC said ... (2:41 AM) : 

colours are so vibrant.
amazing & makes me want to be there


Anonymous TESSA V. said ... (2:53 AM) : 



Anonymous V. said ... (8:14 PM) : 

aaah i love how the barber is holding a razor to the mans neck and hes just nonchalantly sitting there cross-legged.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 AM) : 

looks kinda erotic!


Anonymous Josh said ... (8:41 PM) : 

wicked cool picture.


Blogger la femme said ... (11:03 PM) : 

Reminds me of India. The colour. Dilapidated buildings buzzing with energy. Great shot.


Blogger reginamaba said ... (11:51 AM) : 

once upon a time...meraviglioso


Anonymous Wall Mirror Gal said ... (9:27 PM) : 

What a delightful photo with the old fashioned barber chairs. I don't see chairs like that anymore. Very vintage.


Anonymous Bathroom Mirrors said ... (7:32 AM) : 

Great Pictures! This picture reminds me with my father.


Anonymous Dining Tables said ... (1:16 AM) : 

Gosh! What a perfect picture. I remember the days!


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