As someone who is self-employed I see firsthand how important it is to have a day-in-the-life accurately depicted. Photos show your audience and potential clients just what is involved in your process, how much time and thought you invest when delivering your product. Of course, the best way to shot that is to actually have a real, typical day play out and have it documented.
I photographed this day-in-the-life of The Walper Barber with the Leica M6 and Kodak Gold 400. The reason I chose film and this particular set-up was the barber and I bonded over our hate for technology. He refuses to have a modern cash register, only takes cash and hasn’t updated the interior since forever. The last time they had photos taken of their barber shop was about 50 years ago.
The best way to pay homage to their shop was to keep the photos true to their style, so analog it was.
*Update The employees were just notified by the landlord that they must be evicted. The shop has been there for over 120 years. This place will be renovated and given to a new group of barbers to attract a different clientele. See how important documentation is! AH! So sad.*