How did you choose the barbershops to photograph? In the beginning I would see an interesting barbershop from a visual point of view, walk in, introduce myself and take photographs. Then one of the barbers asked if I might work with him on making a hairstyle guide of his customers. I created five of these and thought of them more as community portraits. I fell in love with doing the portrait work and the posters, and most recently, the animations.
I found barbershops two ways. One was totally random. That was a lot of fun, but I had more success when I saw someone with a great cut and asked him where he had it done. Having a stranger like myself approach and ask that question always got a surprised look, but then often evolved into great conversation and an excellent introduction to the barber.