After 56 years: The last days of Riviera Salon on Kodak Portra 400

After 56 years: The last days of Riviera Salon on Kodak Portra 400

On an early grey wet and gloomy Friday morning I walk through Cape Town’s Thibault Square in search of Riviera Salon. With the weather hanging heavy and dark over the city and over myself, I feel a bitter weariness pulling at me and I know the story I’m most likely about to hear is certainly not going to be much lighter either.

Through the dark empty square with only a few blue-collar workers hastily on their way to work, I easily spot the salon illuminating the brick-paved curb in front of the building with the radiance of the empty fluorescent-lit barber shop seeping out.

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On an early grey wet and gloomy Friday morning I walk through Cape Town’s Thibault Square in search of Riviera Salon. With the weather hanging heavy and dark over the city and over myself, I feel a bitter weariness pulling at me and I know the story I’m most likely about to hear is certainly not going to be much lighter either.
Through the dark empty square with only a few blue-collar workers hastily on their way to work, I easily spot the salon illuminating the brick-paved curb in front of the building with the radiance of the empty fluorescent-lit barber shop seeping out.
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