Riley J.B. - Photographer


Calgary photographer, Riley JB, writes essays, photo stories, reviews & tutorials in his photographic Journal.

Gentlemen's Finest Groomers

Those who know me can tell you that I definitely fancy yesteryear. I sometimes think I might of been born a century too late.

That is why I was thrilled to leave my stylist in a hair salon for a traditional barber at Chinwhiskey Shearing & Shaving Co. here in Calgary, Alberta. For a dapper gent there isn‘t a salon that can top the experience of sitting in a 1920‘s antique barbers chair and the quality of a classic haircut & straight razor shave.

After being a client for several months I knew I wanted to do something photographic because the aesthetic of the barbers and the shop it self was ideal for my photography. They always do a great job on my hair even though I don‘t give them much to work with.

I reached out to the owner & barber, Michael, to inquire if they would be willing to be apart of a shoot for stock photography. Michael & fellow barber Paul were down and they had found a third model to receive a shearing & shave for my camera.

For the men out there you owe it to yourself to go to your local gentlemanly barbershop and treat yourself. The manliest way to exfoliate your skin is by a cutthroat razor.







I am always looking for interesting people & places to photograph for use as stock photography. If you are interested in being a part of a shoot contact me & I‘m certain we can workout an arrangement that is beneficial to everyone involved.

To licence a photograph from this shoot visit my Stocksy portfolio.