The Barber shop

Black & White Photography

Hi everybody.

I was working on my photo archives trying to arrange a new photobook from my past holidays and I found this picture, shooted in Portugal in the summer of 2011.

We were strolling in Castelo de Vide, a small town on the eastern border close to Spain.

It was close to noon and there were nobody on the street except for us, walking under a burning sun.

I was looking around me searching for something to shoot (in photo meaning, of course) when I stopped in front of this barber shop.

Everything was vintage: walls, chairs, barber stuff and the barber himself, taking a break with his newspaper waiting for the next customer.

I stared at the entrance and then asked him if he didn’t mind for a picture. He gently agreed so I took a selfie, as you can notice from the flashlight in the mirror.

I thanked and saluted him, because I had to reach my family; he just replied with a smile while keeping his reading, like nowhere was passed there.

Strange atmosphere, but exciting.

Technical details:

  • F-stop 3.5
  • Exposure 1/60 sec
  • ISO 200
  • Focus 18mm




Black & White Photography, Luca, Photography

Hi everybody!

I’m back after such a long time and I apologise all the Muses and the readers for being so lazy.

Well, now it’s time to let the photo talk.

This summer I went to New York City with my family for a week of holiday. It was a comeback after fifteen years from my last visit and I found a new city: cleaner, brighter, more powerful than before.

In the city I consider the homeland of street photography I tried to practice my skill and shooted some pics.

This is one of my favourites for two main reasons:

  • it’s about the Subway, a particular “environment” in NYC
  • maybe sometime ago this photo would be trashed now that I understand the meaning of street photography I think this is a good one.

Well, that’s it; in the next days (hopefully, not months!) I will post some other pictures of the Big Apple.

Let me know what do you think about it.

For technical addicted:

  • F-stop f/8
  • Exposure time: 1/6 sec.
  • Lens: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

See you soon.


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