@julianhemelberg - Julian Hemelberg

Colombian Photographer based in Berlin

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MOTILADOS: The City of Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast attracts tourists from across the world. Like much of Colombia, it is a place steeped in magical realism and storytelling – and full of stark contradictions. In the heart of the city, far from the tourist traps and the sea breeze, very different lives are being lived out.

In the stifling heat in the midst of the hustle and bustle of daily life, a group of young Venezuelans have occupied the city streets. Driven across the border by the ever-worsening crisis in search of ways to make ends meet, they offer their services at makeshift barbershops. They are found scattered across the Central District and the working-class neighbourhood of Pescaíto, and remain faithful to maintaining the standards of their chosen profession. With a fond nostalgia for better days in Caracas or Maracaibo, these street-side barbers transform transient zones of passage into daily places of work.

The style of each barbershop is defined by the stretch of pavement it stands on and the fronts of the buildings behind it. Public clashes with private, as intimate services are offered in full view of the street. Yet, despite this exposure, as soon as a customer sits in front of the mirror, the magic begins. Whether he chooses a fashionable cut or something more suited to his personality, the barber adapts his services to his customer’s tastes and needs – with skin-to-skin contact, massage, shaving, sculpting, shaping, and grooming.

While each haircut is executed in meticulous detail, time seems to stand still. And for a brief moment, these strangers are transformed through their contact with one another. Under the curious gaze of unsuspecting passers-by, the histories of these street-dwellers are interwoven with the life-experiences of the local people. For the migrants, the barbershops are an excuse to build a modest emotional safety-net, where humility, spontaneity, and a sense of brotherhood make life on the street a little more bearable. A haircut might cost less than two euros, but it’s an economic transaction that brings radically different lives together.
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MOTILADOS: The City of Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast attracts tourists from across the world. Like much of Colombia, it is a place steeped in magical realism and storytelling – and full of stark contradictions. In the heart of the city, far from

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Colombia 2019 from the Series „Motilados“ Pavement Barber Shops - Peluquerías callejeras - Straßenfriseure. 
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Colombia 2019 from the Series „Motilados“ Pavement Barber Shops - Peluquerías callejeras - Straßenfriseure. @julianhemelberg ️. #colombia #santamartacity #berlin #portraitphotography #documentary #julianhemelbergphotography #julianhemelberg #lenscul

Colombia 2019 from the Series „Motilados“ Pavement Barber Shops - Peluquerías callejeras - Straßenfriseure. 
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#colombia #santamartacity #berlin #portraitphotography #documentary #julianhemelbergphotography #julianhemelberg #lensculture #foam #foammagazine #luomophotovogue
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Colombia 2019 from the Series „Motilados“ Pavement Barber Shops - Peluquerías callejeras - Straßenfriseure. @julianhemelberg ️. #colombia #santamartacity #berlin #portraitphotography #documentary #julianhemelbergphotography #julianhemelberg #lenscul

Colombia 2019 from the Series „Motilados“ Pavement Barber Shops - Peluquerías callejeras - Straßenfriseure. 
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Colombia 2019 from the Series „Motilados“ Pavement Barber Shops - Peluquerías callejeras - Straßenfriseure. @julianhemelberg ️. #colombia #santamartacity #berlin #portraitphotography #documentary #julianhemelbergphotography #julianhemelberg #lenscul

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Aus der Serie „Hothouse Flower“
Model: @andrearojas.official .
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