My father is Art Hale. He is a wonderful barber. He started at Knell's Barbershop, apprenticing for Ron Knell for many years and then taking over the business after Ron passed away. My father loved it there. Soon, the Barbershop, the Cafe, the ground was all sold. Down went the building and up went Sun First Bank. My father is still in town, he is now at Art's Barbershop on 100 West just off the Boulevard in St. George, Utah, where you can still get an amazing cut.
As long as I can remember, I remember Dick's Cafe, the pie, the old photographs of John Wayne, the good 'ol boys who would come to eat every morning and afternoon. To learn a little more about this famous Cafe and see more images visit Card Cow.
Just before they tore down the building I took a portfolio of images of the building, inside the cafe, barbershop and the people enjoying themselves inside. I photographed these images using my Bronica film camera. I shot with slide film and black and white film.
I made a quick video set to folk music by The Waillin' Jennys called "Beautiful Dawn." I hope you enjoy the images. If you would like to purchase the images please contact me through email and I will give you more information on the upcoming coffee table book, I am creating.
Here is the link the slideshow: http://shareephoto.myshowit.com/dickscafebarbershop