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Saturday, 14 December 2013

100 Beards Book: Edition Two

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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!

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