“A great photograph needs no explanation.” @markseliger
I was watching his Capture series on Youtube when the introduction hit me like a truck. A good photograph can speak for itself, and this series couldn’t emphasize it any further as when he interviewed photographers who moved through different landscapes to produce powerful images. Im still a beginner and a student of the decisive moment; though the process is fraught with difficulty on how to acquire the best equipment, I always return to the heart and soul of photography which is Composition, and this series truly transformed how I compose my images especially in street photography when the moment passes you by in the blink of an eye. There truly is no substitute to good composition.
I was walking the streets of La Habana Vieja, it was an early evening and the light was coming down already. As I spotted the busy hairdresser behind a ground floor barred window, he caught my eyes and paused for about a few seconds. Then he smiled and focused on the haircut again. Scenes depicting hairdressers, mostly when they involve men, often bring back souvenirs of childhood. Any man seated on a hairdresser’s big chair, with a long cape covering him, defenseless and displaying a slightly worried look as a pair of sharpened scissors go through his hair, inevitably looks like, and reminds the rest of us of the kid he (we) used to be.