Snaps: One dollar haircut

A Cambodian barber plies his trade near Wat Ounalom.

This photograph was taken by recent arrival and photographer Lucas Veuve. Here’s the story behind the photo:

“Like many street in Phnom Penh, a few young men have set up barber chairs near Wat Ounalom, complete with ageing posters of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. They offer their skilled hair-cutting services for a dollar. My hairdresser was extremely attentive and thorough, but when I could hear the clippers rapidly running out of power and with no power socket in sight, I grew apprehensive. 

I imagined myself going home with half a haircut. However, the clippers soldiered on and my barber, a part-time university student, did a great job and even gave me a fresh cold towel at the end. What a nice touch! For $1, it’s an absolute bargain.”

Lucas Veuve is a freelance travel and humanitarian photographer based in Phnom Penh. For more information on his work, visit his website, Facebook or Twitter.

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