Friday, 20 December 2013
1 Book Launch, 100 Beards, 1 Night
On Wednesday night I hosted a book launch at Red Bull Studios for the new photobook '100 Beards'. The title may be slightly misleading (it actually is home to 200 beard portraits - all the men featured since the project began) but that didn't stop nearly 300 folk coming along to the event. As well as signing the book, I multitasked with an exhibition & live photoshoot, capturing all the bearded men who came along. Although I missed a large portion of the room due to sheer numbers and lack of time, I managed to capture quite a few - see the results above.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along, it was an honour to have gents travel from all across the UK: Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and even St Andrews for the event - what a turnout! I chatted to so many interesting people and the support was overwhelming. I know the space got so full at some points that people were turned away at the door - I'm sorry if you didn't make it in or weren't able make it across the room to say hello - it was so packed and I truly appreciate your attendance.
To those who couldn't get a copy of the book, you can order online at 100beards.bigcartel.com. The book has been printed in limited numbers and is already selling out fast so better be quick to avoid disappointment.
The exhibition will be at Red Bull Studios, 155 Tooley Street London until January 17th, so do pop along and let me know your thoughts.