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20 Beautiful Pictures Reveal NYC's Unique Culture Of Barbershops

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Photographer Franck Bohbot takes a journey around New York City to capture the its unique barbershops.

The role of barbers in New York City extends way past the haircut — it’s a profession older than the city itself.

Barbershops are the crossroads of their communities and embody an ideal relationship between local business owners and their surrounding neighborhoods. To visually represent this powerful bond, photographer Franck Bohbot traveled around New York City to capture the city’s best barbers in their personal domains.

Bohbot’s photo series, Cuts, takes us inside each of these barbershops to show those eclectic details that have come to define New York City’s diversity. Each barbershop is a unique reflection of its neighborhood and a place where its patrons can feel comfortable with the time they spend there. Several of Bohbot’s photos reflect an environment shifting toward a hipper, more tech-savvy crowd, while others appear to be left frozen in time, offering a clear window into the history of New York City.

Fellow Barber, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Fellow Barber, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Brooklyn Barbershop, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Barbershop, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Tony’s Barber Shop, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Tony's Barber Shop, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

The New York Shaving Company, SoHo, Manhattan

The New York Shaving Company, SoHo, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

Ducket Barber Shop, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Ducket Barber Shop, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Ducket Barber Shop, Crown Heights

Ducket Barber Shop, Crown Heights

Franck Bohbot

Manetamed Barbershop, Williamsburg

Manetamed Barbershop, Williamsburg

Franck Bohbot

Harry’s Corner Shop, South Village, Manhattan

Harry's Corner Shop, South Village, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

Persons of Interest Barbershop, Brooklyn

Persons of Interest Barbershop, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Claudio’s Barbershop, East Harlem, Manhattan

Claudio's Barbershop, East Harlem, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

Levels Barbershop, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Levels Barbershop, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Big Russ Barber Shop, Harlem, Manhattan

Big Russ Barber Shop, Harlem, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

Los Muchachos Barbershop, Spanish Harlem, Manhattan

Los Muchachos Barbershop, Spanish Harlem, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

770 Barbershop, Brooklyn

770 Barbershop, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Manny’s Barber, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Manny's Barber, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Next Level Barber Shop Inc., Little Italy, Manhattan

Next Level Barber Shop Inc., Little Italy, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

The Stepping Razor Barbershop, Bushwick, Brooklyn

The Stepping Razor Barbershop, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Rudy’s Barbershop, Flatiron, Manhattan

Rudy's Barbershop, Flatiron, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

Quality Barbers, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Quality Barbers, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Franck Bohbot

Tomcats Barbershop, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Tomcats Barbershop, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Franck Bohbot

Franck Bohbot is a French photographer living in Brooklyn. To view more of his work and the full series of Cuts, check out his website at http://www.franckbohbot.com/.

Source: buzzfeed.com