Tools

2011

 

An offshoot of Four Chairs, No Waiting, an ethnographic study of Halifax barbershops, Tools focuses directly on the objects that the barbers interact with most. Clippers, scissors, combs and brushes are presented without any extraneous details, allowing the viewer to contemplate their form, texture, age, and use (or often, abuse).

 

Divorced from their surroundings, the images allow you to consider the haptic nature of the tools. As iconic symbols, these tools become extended portraits of the barbers who may use them, or of the barbershops themselves.

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