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