If one wants to improve their sense of commitment to steps they make in life, try walking into a barbershop you haven't been in before and ask the barber to give you the best shot. You have to be willing to trustthe barber's craftsmanship and hope for the irreversible outcome to be positive. This concept inspired me to look for barbers in different areas of San Francisco and get to know them better. “The Barbers” is a photography documentary of Jun Yu, Salvatore Cimino and Joe Gallagher. They come from different walks of life, and but there are at least one thing they share—the joy in making other people feel good about themselves.

Jun Yu

Chinatown, San Francisco


Castro, San Francisco


Nob Hill, San Francisco

  • Photography
  • Finalist in Digital Photography at the Academy of Art University Spring Show 2008