The Beard Project

Diaries of a grower

A month here, a month there. What difference does it make? 

Giving the blog a break

Dear everyone,

I’ve come to the conclusion to give The Beard Project a break. After all this time it’s come to the point where I feel that I’m now doing this in the hunt for likes and re-blogs, to have my e-penis stimulated rather than doing it for the reason I started – my own, personal pleasure.

I’ve had a number of various Tumblr blogs, some of which I haven’t used in over two years. In essence, I think that anyone’s relationship to their life online should be a bit like their relationship with clothing – if you haven’t used it in over six months, it’s time to let it go.

With that said, I also feel it’s worth mentioning that I’ve been going back and forth about the future of the beard. Yes, there are a number of reasons to why every man who can should definitely start growing and personally I don’t see a reason to get rid of it all just yet. But - essentially it’s a question of being comfortable in ones skin or not. Having a beard should never feel like something one’s supposed to do, a chore forced upon oneself simply after looking at the popularity of bearded people online. It has to go deeper, and speaking on my own account, the motivation has been rather vague lately, something I feel quite certain is rooted in the on-and-off depression I’ve been dealing with the last couple of months. 

That’s a whole other story, though, which we’ll leave at that. 

I hope this clear things up for those of you interested. To be honest, in some days this will all be forgotten, and another sexy, bearded man is there to brighten up your day. That’s what it’s like in the world of Tumblr. A few thoughts a late evening by another guy from northern Europe doesn’t really matter much after all. But then again, should it really matter what I say? Me, you, we, we’re here for the beards, after all. That’s what got me started too. Please enjoy the rest of the weekend. I’ll probably be checking back every now and then, but mainly I’ll try to focus more on the things that matter, school being my main target.

Until next time, have a good one.

Week 16. I suppose you can say that it’s starting to look like something. 
While in Toulouse, France, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on two boxes of old glass negatives from late 18th, early 19th century. Just to see, I photographed one of them with my phone and inverted them using a simple app. What unfolded included soldiers and what’s seemingly upper class people, the men all boasting impressive moustaches. All I can say so far is that it’ll be super exciting to have all the negatives properly scanned and digitalised. Until friday, take care!
thebearded:

Adam Page
{by Henry Trumble}
http://henrytrumblr.tumblr.com/post/47606899055/adam-page-by-henry-trumble
Greetings from Toulouse, France! The lack of regular posts are as always a result of an otherwise busy schedule. 15 weeks of no shaving, going at it strong. 
thebearded:

Photo by Chelsea Ellis.Myles / Cait  www.caitwilson.tumblr.comhttp://quietgame.wordpress.com/

William Fitzsimmons - Beautiful Girl [Live Acoustic]

Another great musician boasting a great beard.

Hope everyone’s doing alright. Me, I’m on Easter holiday, sleeping without an alarm, resting, working out, enjoying life. 

uncompromisingwindow:

Over the past few years, the beard has re-established itself as the ultimate accessory for the modern gentleman. To document this, every day for 100 days Jonathan photographed a new beard on the streets of London. From big and bushy to trendy and trimmed, he found men from all cultures and creeds who signed up to the cult of the beard.
The 100 Beard project will now be immortalised in a book - to preorder your copy go to 100beards.bigcartel.com.

uncompromisingwindow:

Over the past few years, the beard has re-established itself as the ultimate accessory for the modern gentleman. To document this, every day for 100 days Jonathan photographed a new beard on the streets of London. From big and bushy to trendy and trimmed, he found men from all cultures and creeds who signed up to the cult of the beard.

The 100 Beard project will now be immortalised in a book - to preorder your copy go to 100beards.bigcartel.com.

(via bear-d)