Film, Video Advertising, and Photography work by Brett Marty.
GERRY, THE BARBER
GERRY, THE BARBER // Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The Monument Square Barber Shop has been in continual operations since 1886, when the building was erected. A lone, unoccupied chair sits in front of the mirror between refurbished wooden floors and a golden pressed-metal ceiling. From a small radio speaker, Sean Hannity’s voice fills the room. A pair of feet in beige cotton socks peak out from behind a curtain, resting on a chair.
A Specialist E-4 who saw action during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, Gerry took over the business twenty years ago, when the previous barber retired. “I’m a conservative,” he starts, with a soft and gentle voice.
“It’s going to take a business person like Donald Trump to do it. Somebody who cares about the people and who’s not going to go in there and be self-serving.”