Peeling the onion is a self-portrait series and the result of self-isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hair plays an important role in cultures around the world. In some Native American tribes hair is sacred and a sign of cultural identification. The German proverb “alte Zöpfe abschneiden” (transl. cutting old braids) is a metaphor for progress as 18th century Prussia introduced a new hairstyle for soldiers.
Today, it is not without reason that men’s hair loss treatment is a multi-billion dollar industry. It is widely known that many people cut their hair drastically after a break up or during other important changes in their lives as a clean slate. So it came as no surprise when a lot of people were changing their appearance at this significant point in time, most notably their haircuts. Maybe, we were all looking for a distraction from the overwhelming Corona news, maybe we finally felt free to play around or maybe we felt it was time for a clean slate.
Photos by Carolin Klemm
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