Once in a while I see a photograph that really strike a strong emotional reaction in me, and this amazing photograph by Ari Johannesson certainly does that. There is so much emotion in the face of the little boy that you can't help but empathise with him. I suppose that he was taken to the barber's shop by his father for his first grown-up haircut, and he didn't want to go. Probably something we can all identify with!
This picture has a truly timeless quality to it; it could have been taken at any time during the last 60 years. I also love the grain that Ari has given it, it really adds to the emotional impact.
Ari is an Icelandic photographer who creates some stunning photographs, especially portraits. Please use the link above to see this image on 500px and take your time to browse through the rest of his work. You won't be disappointed.