Saturday, 14 December 2013
100 Beards Book: Edition Two
It's been a long road since my first bearded photograph on July 1st 2012. Since that fateful day the 100 Beards project grew into something far greater than I could have ever imagined. I met guys who are now best mates, got support from people like Nick Wooster and Bruce Pask, and seriously considered setting up a dating agency due to the huge volume of tweets asking for guys' numbers.
I'm now well beyond the 100 days I initially set out to accomplish and have reached 200 portraits. This week marks the launch of my second book - a sumptuous colour photobook filled with over 250 pages. This edition included quotes from many of the men I met on the journey. A huge part of the experience was talking to each guy about their bearded experiences and I found it to be both amusing and inspiring to hear their anecdotes.
I'm more in love with this book than I was the first - I loved the concise and precise first edition but knew it was only for a select few to launch the London exhibition. This new book is international, it's grown with the project and has been re-edited and re-designed to fit what my original intention was - capturing a time and place in the world where bearded began to rule (again).
The new book is £25 and can be bought at 100Beards.bigcartel.com. I truly appreciate all the support and encouragement from readers and fans of the work - if you know a beard admirer, please do pass on the link and share it with your friends. Fly the beard banner!