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Friday, 23 November 2012

100 Beards Exhibition: Ruffians, Edinburgh

This week I traveled back to my homeland to launch the 100 Beards, 100 Days exhibition in Scotland. As much as I would have loved to show in my first love, Glasgow, the pull of Ruffians Barbershop was too great. Most certainly the best barbers north of the border, they were the only logical choice when looking for a venue to host an exhibition documenting fantastic facial hair.

Last night was the big party, and what a night it was. Huge thank you to everyone who came out in the dark, cold and wet night to share a drink. Whether you are a member of the press, a follower on Twitter, a reader of the 100 Beards blog or a Ruffians customer it was wonderful to catch up with you all.

If you weren't able to make it along, the exhibition will up and open to the public until the end of the year with a limited number of signed copies of the 100 Beards book available to buy in store for £20. Ruffians is located at 23 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh.

Big thank yous got to the team at Ruffians Barbers and photography the brilliant Andrew R Moore.

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Monday, 12 November 2012

The 100 Beards Book: On the Bookshelf

It's been such a whirlwind few weeks of photographing beards, curating exhibitions and making books, that when I finally got the finished product - a limited edition hardback photography book - I didn't even document it.

Less than 2 weeks after it officially launched and the 250 first editions have nearly sold out already! I'm overwhelmed and very grateful for the support. I finally grabbed 5 minutes to photograph the books ready to be shipped and upload the photos for the world to see. Even more magnificent when seen in repetition, if I do say so myself.

If you want to get your hands on a signed copy before they're all out, go to 100beards.bigcartel.com.

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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Jamie: Somerset House, London

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Pall Mall Barbers: Authentic British Barber

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Since the start of the 100 Beards project, Pall Mall Barbers has been an incredible support. As one of London's oldest barber shops, I was honoured that such a respected establishment would get involved in a digitally-led creative project. Not only are the team forward-thinking, they're also darn good at what they do.

I couldn't resist but take photos of their oldest store, established in 1896, located on a discrete side street off Pall Mall. With wooden lined walls, ceramic sinks and traditional fixtures, it's everything you want from an authentic London barbershop.

Pall Mall Barbers is located at the north-west end of Trafalgar Square at 27 Whitcomb Street.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

45 St Martins Lane

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45 St Martins Lane. St Martins Lane Hotel. Front Room.

This address will never have the same connotation for me as this week, I showed my first solo exhibition in London for the 100 Beards, 100 Days project.

I couldn't be more proud of the work or more overwhelmed by the support I've received so far. After my press launch last week, I got a whole host of incredible coverage (which you can see on my Facebook Fanpage) which I'm so grateful for. What's even more special, is the number of people who went out of their way to come by and say hello, pick up a book and have a look at the exhibition.

Thank you to everyone who came along and of course to St Martins Lane Hotel for the space.

Watch this space as a new 100 Beards launch is only a few weeks away...in the meantime, here are some shots from the launch at St Martins Lane Hotel.

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