A stop motion film By Niyati Upadhya.
Sound: Dheer kaku
Tools of the Trade: Tools of the Trade is part of a larger exhibition: The Cult of the Street - Bone-setters and Barbershops, which documents these unique professions through photographs, drawing, video, sculpture and sound. This Stop motion animation film is a visual interpretation of my experiences in these urban spaces.
Blade clippers, trimmers, shears, razors for styling, straight razors, clipper combs: for all-purpose cutting and tapering, for free-hand clipper and clipper-over-comb work, to create outlines and trim beards; to cut, layer, thin, blend, shave. Brushes – round, paddle, vent, combs, oil, gels, foams, mousses, spray bottles, curling irons, blow driers...The stories of the barber are sometimes poetic, sometimes dark, and always poignant.