So, you know I love pictures of people, doing things that people do, engaging in relationships as people do. There’s something so raw and emotional and powerful about the whole thing that I can’t help myself sometimes.
Yes, I take pictures of this all the time, but as you might know, photographers sometimes like to enjoy the work of other people when they get a second of down time!
I’ve been searching for pictures lately and came across beards as a subject.
I am a clean shaven person, but only because I have not been blessed with strong manly facial hair genes. It is sometimes a disappointment, especially with the beard craze sort of coming back over the last couple of years. I had a look through this site actually to find myself a good all in one hair removal product…bearded people, don’t yell at me!
Anyway, on to the main event…I really liked these pics, which I found on Flickr using a quick search!
Serious, face turned up slightly, healthy dose of grey, excellent mustache (reminds me a bit of the Mythbusters guy mustache, actually, but much better).
Really amazing shot here, super detailed, love the black and white in this instance. Scruffy, looks like he’s been sleeping all day, thinking about something troubling perhaps, hasn’t touched his trimmer in days now.
Potentially lots of pain here, an interesting shot with wet hair, face turned to the light, furrowed brow. He said this is right before he got his shaver out and hacked off the beard. Perhaps melancholic having to shave that one off!
OK so this is hardly the most high quality shot but dang what a hilariously awesome picture! Such a great beard and dressed up with the axe and everything. Freaking hilarious!
Honestly, no idea. I just was browsing photos to get inspiration, and then I saw a couple in a series with this guy with a beard and then went off on an internet search tangent, as will happen, and decided that beards were a really great thing to be looking at in terms of a theme. There are a ton of them, they define many men, and so many of them are different, unique. They are really a special expression of the person who wears them, and as a people person (at least in my photos), I love to get a glimpse of people when the beard is in full form.
If it helps me gain a better insight, I’m all for it, and I really dig this little side search I did.
I’ll definitely be back out on the streets and mountains soon to get more shots myself, so stay tuned!