Number 47 Barbers
It’s always a delight to work with a small passionate family business but none more so than Number 47 Barbers in the heart of Chester City Centre. The brief was to illustrate their friendly approach to ‘fine barbering’ – a place where you can receive the best in gentlemen’s grooming but not feel intimidated. The results captured their authentic relationships with their customers we decided to capture the atmosphere through the style of reportage photography.
We decided to feature their clients from children to ‘hair aficionados’ including lots of smiles, capturing the great banter that happens at ‘47’. Client loved the shots.
You might see the word ‘reportage’ on lots of photographer’s websites but what are they talking about? It’s basically a photo-journalistic approach whereby you tell the story through pictures; A true reportage photographer will capture the events as they happen in a candid and unobtrusive fashion.
It’s not just a case of pointing the camera and taking the picture, reportage photographers plan ahead, assess the lighting around them, plan their shots and then wait for that perfect moment to unfold, often undetected.