Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On the Street….The Barber, Rio de Janeiro


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  1. Rich Tu

    January 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I love this.

  2. Pedro

    January 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    In Portuguese:Primeiro!
    Great photo!

  3. Boudoir Lingerie

    January 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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


  4. Margarita.

    January 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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


  5. Louise

    January 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    pretty picture

  6. Luka IvaniŇ°evińá

    January 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  7. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Just beautiful.

  8. Isabel Broberg

    January 12, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    cool, really like the colors!

  9. awgrbr

    January 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    The chandelier in this photo is amazing. Stealing that…


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  11. allison

    January 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    that blue is brilliant


  12. Sunna

    January 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Love the colours!

  13. beths

    January 12, 2010 at 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!

  14. Maria José

    January 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Very funny the photo!!
    I like it.

  15. Mark

    January 12, 2010 at 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-

  16. Wardrobe Chick

    January 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Thinking honneymoon 2011..show me more!!!

    Erlinda Denise

  17. edinamonsoon

    January 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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

  18. DAKOTA

    January 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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

  19. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Blue eyes…baby's got blue eyes…

    Cheers xxx:)

  20. brightlightsbigcity

    January 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm

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


  21. thefirstsquirrel

    January 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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

  22. Johanna Urban

    January 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    This picture is lovley!!!

  23. Christina

    January 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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


  24. Scorpion Disco

    January 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

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


  25. lolly

    January 12, 2010 at 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.

  26. Sabine

    January 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    All these colours and such stillness… Beautiful!

  27. Coco and Zaahb

    January 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm

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


  28. vir beńĀtum

    January 12, 2010 at 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.


  29. Liliana P.

    January 12, 2010 at 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…


  30. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm


  31. Oscar

    January 12, 2010 at 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
    [email protected]

  32. JouJou Loves You

    January 12, 2010 at 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.

  33. Sarah (Buzz)

    January 12, 2010 at 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 point…love it :)

  34. Sarah (Buzz)

    January 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    who took this picture??? its so unique

  35. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

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

  36. iamagloworm

    January 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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

  37. Mim

    January 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm


  38. AnastasiaC

    January 12, 2010 at 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!

  39. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    What a great photo, love the colours

  40. Bob Spears

    January 12, 2010 at 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.

  41. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    the colours make my heart sing:)

  42. Klara

    January 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    love the colours

  43. Kara

    January 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm

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



  44. greendress

    January 12, 2010 at 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.

  45. mina

    January 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    amazing photo!

  46. Rita

    January 12, 2010 at 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?

  47. farisita

    January 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I love this, I love Brasil

  48. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    great picture

  49. Luiza Lucas

    January 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    i love my country!
    eu amo o Brasil!!

  50. Virginia

    January 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    That's beautiful! Love the colors.

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

  51. bravegrrl

    January 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    love the color!

  52. Modern Traditionalist

    January 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    The colors of those chairs are divine! Perfect!

  53. Francesca

    January 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    love the turquoise chair, awesome!


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– 2 girls bloggin fashion in nyc and chicago!

  54. Christina Diaz

    January 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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

  55. jenny

    January 12, 2010 at 7:05 pm

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

  56. Iris POP

    January 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    i say yes :)

  57. Official M-Dub

    January 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

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

  58. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 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!

  59. nicolethen

    January 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    wow,that's really cool! haha neat

  60. Selective Memory

    January 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm

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

  61. Jennifer

    January 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm

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

  62. Anne

    January 12, 2010 at 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.

  63. javiera isidora

    January 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    freat photo!, beautiful colors, good composition!

  64. Flit About

    January 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Look how relaxed he is!

  65. Tiffany

    January 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Such a nice photo.

  66. ronald

    January 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Nice Vernacular Sart!

  67. the clothing project

    January 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    this is fantastic.

    - http://www.theclothingproject.com

  68. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Amazing!! Loved the picture!

  69. Diya

    January 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    gorgeous colors.

  70. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    love love love it!

  71. Vinda Sonata

    January 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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


  72. Lauren

    January 12, 2010 at 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.

  73. Rosie

    January 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    gorgeous colors! love!

    x rosie

  74. Marina

    January 12, 2010 at 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!

  75. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 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!

  76. Tiffany's Small World

    January 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I love the color of the Chairs!Very nice!

    xo – TiffanysSmallWorld.blogspot.com

  77. thatsorad

    January 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    very intamate.

  78. The Sunlight District

    January 12, 2010 at 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.


  79. Aaron Brown

    January 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    talk about a throwback. i love the colors

  80. brando

    January 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

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

  81. Anonymous

    January 12, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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

  82. Snappy

    January 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Love the overall imagery.

  83. liz

    January 13, 2010 at 12:01 am

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

  84. princess glee

    January 13, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Is it bad to think Sweeney Todd?

  85. Petulia

    January 13, 2010 at 12:36 am

    a close shave, what every girl loves

  86. D

    January 13, 2010 at 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!


  87. Le 21ème

    January 13, 2010 at 1:09 am

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

    - http://www.21Arrondissement.com

  88. Siddharth Pratap

    January 13, 2010 at 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.

  89. Brigadeiro

    January 13, 2010 at 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!

  90. Valéry Lorenzo

    January 13, 2010 at 3:01 am

    You changed your point of view ?!

  91. thimbles and gingham

    January 13, 2010 at 3:12 am

    i want to be in rio right now.

  92. what dia like

    January 13, 2010 at 3:17 am

    great photo for an old job!

  93. Mumu

    January 13, 2010 at 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

  94. Coco CHANEL 's CHILD

    January 13, 2010 at 4:43 am


  95. Kalliste..

    January 13, 2010 at 5:03 am


  96. Kikiss

    January 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

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


  97. Diane

    January 13, 2010 at 5:49 am

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

  98. Oscar

    January 13, 2010 at 5:59 am

    a la antigua que buena

  99. RB

    January 13, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Beautiful shot and a welcome return to your best form!

  100. greybreaks

    January 13, 2010 at 7:25 am

    lovely photo. nicely composed.

  101. the Fashionground

    January 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Loving the objects on the picture!

  102. Camille

    January 13, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I love this photo…

  103. mihaela m

    January 13, 2010 at 8:18 am

    just love it….

  104. Anna

    January 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

    The colors… Great….

  105. Tea with Edith

    January 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

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

  106. kristi

    January 13, 2010 at 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!

  107. Lara

    January 13, 2010 at 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!

  108. Jane Burbank

    January 13, 2010 at 11:40 am


  109. Laura

    January 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

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

  110. Isobel Saoirse

    January 13, 2010 at 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!

  111. Machele

    January 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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

  112. hi-d

    January 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Interesting colors…at first glance, this almost looks like a torture chamber…

  113. Anonymous

    January 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    The chandelier with the fluorescent tubes is freaking spectacular!

  114. caroline

    January 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    o barbeiro √© super fashion… brasil arraza!

  115. Joanne

    January 13, 2010 at 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.

  116. Tati M.a.b

    January 13, 2010 at 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!

  117. Anonymous

    January 13, 2010 at 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.

  118. Anonymous

    January 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

    love red and turquoise together.

  119. Andrew

    January 14, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Authentic and well lit. It looks like film.

  120. carolbussiere

    January 14, 2010 at 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!


  121. carolbussiere

    January 14, 2010 at 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!


  122. Voon

    January 14, 2010 at 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!

  123. livia de bueno

    January 15, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Love this one, Scott! xoxo from Hot Rio.

  124. Agnes

    January 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Everything is so colourful in Rio…

  125. just me

    January 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

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

    Ana from Brazil

  126. Ana

    January 15, 2010 at 11:38 am

    What amazing colours!
    Beautiful photo.

  127. Lin

    January 15, 2010 at 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.

  128. Style Mews

    January 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    awesome, great shot natural!

  129. Anonymous

    January 15, 2010 at 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.

  130. Calypso

    January 16, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Absolutely taken by this picture. Thank you.

  131. Ashleigh D

    January 16, 2010 at 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.

  132. RachelleC

    January 17, 2010 at 2:41 am

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

  133. TESSA V.

    January 18, 2010 at 2:53 am


  134. V.

    January 21, 2010 at 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.

  135. Anonymous

    January 22, 2010 at 3:36 am

    looks kinda erotic!

  136. Josh

    January 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    wicked cool picture.

  137. la femme

    January 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm

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

  138. reginamaba

    January 25, 2010 at 11:51 am

    once upon a time…meraviglioso

  139. Wall Mirror Gal

    October 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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

  140. Bathroom Mirrors

    February 27, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Great Pictures! This picture reminds me with my father.

  141. Dining Tables

    March 20, 2011 at 1:16 am

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

  142. Barber Englewood

    November 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Love the photo and the concept! The colors are bright! Great picture!

  143. Flavia

    May 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    “O barbeiro do beco”

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