The barber’s photographer, Rob Hammer, wants to shoot 50 Barbershops from 50 States in the USA.

14 May

The barbershop is one of society’s most constant staples in the human experience. As a staple that transcends race, social-economic status, political views and lifestyles; the barbershop is the perfect setting to capture a unique story.

It’s true, a picture does tells a thousand words. The pictures that Rob Hammer takes tells the story of a dying league of barbers.  Barbers that had something to say,  a story to tell. The type of  barbers whose characters were defined and shaped by their life experiences, and not contrived by tweets or status updates.   These are the same barbers that cared more about serving the same communities, that we are removed from today.  Yes, a dying breed indeed.

To pay homage to this dying breed and inspire the new generation of barbers today, Rob Hammer is currently working on project and would like your help.  He has plans to go to each state in the U.S.  and shoot one barbershop in each state.  He wants to shoot shops that are pure, unique,  and enduring; old school shops with character and a story to tell. He then plans to create a book documenting his photos, stories and experiences in each state; to give insight to the barbers that we will soon loose forever. So, if you know of any shops that fit the mold and characteristics that Rob is looking for, please contact him with the links below. In the meantime,  check out his samples and website.

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4 Responses to “The barber’s photographer, Rob Hammer, wants to shoot 50 Barbershops from 50 States in the USA.”

  1. charles ellis January 26, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    I love what your doing and would love to be apart of the movement as well as get involved in the docu mentary please contact me st 408.561.3077 ttyd

    • AnJu The Barber January 26, 2013 at 1:54 am #

      Call Rob Hammer or email him. His info is in the post.

  2. Pam Carriere October 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Very inspiring body of work.
    I’m a photography major studying in Toronto and plan to do a similar series for a class.
    Any words of wisdom/advice?


  1. Update:The barber’s photographer, Rob Hammer, wants to shoot 50 Barbershops from 50 States in the USA. « - November 19, 2012

    […] on the commercial photographer Rob Hammer, and his project to shoot 50 barbershops in 50 states. (Check out the post here if you are unfamiliar.) Since making this post, the scope and purpose of this project has grown while gaining much […]

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