Models have hillbilly trees that compete with their Christmas tree, artists have twirly-curly dipsy tashes that could even be an extension of their work, and your regular Joe has had a hearty stab at giving a faint beard a go – enough to sustain his position as supervisor at the local co-op. Phew!
Jonathan Daniel Pryce, former photographer of the year at the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards, capitalized on this beard invasion, taking it upon himself to capture the range, identity, and expression that lies within this facial-haired obsession.
Originally finding success with a 100 Beard, 100 Days project, the photographer extended this to 200, finding men of all ages, cultures and creeds. The result is a stunning and rich
portrait collection, where young tattooed hipsters and suited city gents have something
The online version can be found at http://100beards.tumblr.com/, but the book itself is
published by Polwarth Publishing, priced £25. It can be purchased from 100Beards.bigcartel.com and selected independent book stores. A book with beards…your coffee table is clean shaven without it.
Words: Charlie Matthews