Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 4:11pm
father/son FINALE.

Gentlemen... just don't even know how to say goodbye. This has just been amazing all over again.

Want to say a tremendous thanks of course to @mackle for making this all possible. You da man.

Want to also say thanks to wife/mom Autumn for snapping about 95% of our shots and drawing those great expressions out of the little tyke. She's a pretty awesome lady all around, and I love her a lot.

And thanks so much to all of you for the support and kind words. So glad I included Harry this time around.... made it mean a whole lot more.

And of course... should any of you like to reach me (or Harry), I'd love to hear from you. markn@9artphoto.com.


Brandon Hill says:
yay! the whole fam. Way to go Autumn. We're all impressed, trust me.

Also, Kansas City throwdown is happening in the next couple months. I won a 12-year old scotch at the Nash Throwdown that I'm sharing only with @jar, @arthur, and the Joplin boys.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:13pm -
Davis says:
i'd just like to say that you and harry have almost singlehandedly cuted-out my wife on a daily basis. i probably get sent links to your photos as soon as they go up, coupled with a comment along the lines of "LOOK AT THAT BABYYYYYY"

missed ya at the throwdown. you seem like a pretty rad dude (and son).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:13pm -
sariebell says:
You guys are the cutest group on this here site. I think everyone would agree that @harry (he has his own page, right?) belongs in 'pitchas'. Thanks for making it so great this time with the father/son collabs. They make me wanna have kids (no worries @tedford).

Take care and cherish this experience with your son and wife.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:16pm -
michaeljstraub says:
He's already got a great picturebook going for when he gets older. You're been awesome and hilarious and provided a wealth of cute here. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:17pm -
EdwardTeach says:
and we're so glad you included harry. he was the star.

you guys were amazing. great photos, so much fun.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:19pm -
robberfly says:
Your father/son pics were always great!It's been great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:19pm -
Ploafmaster says:

Glad to see all your great stuff these four months, man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:20pm -
tedford says:
this is going to be amazing for harry when he gets older. what a great thing to have. and thank you for sharing it all with us. it's truly been spectacular. you all take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:22pm -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
Damn. I'm going to miss you two scoundrels more than I'd like to admit. Much more than I'd ever expect to miss people I've never met in person, particularly given than one of you has a ways to go before he masters the English language. Take care, dudes.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:33pm -
Robfrenzy says:
man I will miss you and harry.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:37pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
You and Harry's photos were one of the highlights of Whiskerino for me. Thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:37pm -
Douggal says:
Anytime I said, "I'm gonna go check out Whiskerino," in a minute or so the better half would holler out from the next room, "Any pictures of that guy and his son?" And I agree, what an amazing gift this will be to your whole family in the years to come. Thanks for sharing your family with the rest of us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:42pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I think I will miss this series the most.

You now have an amazing set of shots for you to share and cherish with your son and that's a wonderful, beautiful thing.

Take care. God bless.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:49pm -
jnonfiction says:
You brought a touch of Grown Up and a touch of Cut Up. It's hard to envision what comes next.

Thank you. It was a privilege to do this with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:30pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
Will miss your pictures. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:30pm -
Shotgun Willie says:
thanks for sharing your son with us these few months. it's been grand.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:14pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
me and my wife had a great time flipping through your pics. you should think about having one professionally painted. i recommend clame. you can hang it over the fireplace.

you can tell from harry's expressions he has two wonderful, dedicated, loving parents. fare thee well, friends.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:21pm -
Beardo says:
Man, not only a great photographer, a great father. MUCHO RESPECT..O?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:26pm -
pastor says:
what a family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:29pm -
mattyc says:
I found that same TIGGER outfit at a thift store and got it for my cousin....it's aweome and so are you and @harry..and i have loved your photos all 4 months long. you have brought the cuteness with a vengance... Live long be awesome
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:30pm -
Pip says:
Thanks for giving us great things to look at all year; we've really enjoyed it.

Best of futures to you and all of your beautiful family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:49pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Dads and sons are the best, and you guys are no exception
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
Grown Unknown says:
What a great selection of photos of you and your son. Glad to see the missus and it was a blast getting a peek into your world!

Take care and thanks for the comments.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:01pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Hey! Just wanted to say, I've loved the series and that 1) you are talented, yes and 2) you have the most tolerant, photogenic baby ever. Maybe one day, he'll be one of those people sculptures, you know, that paint themselves silver and pretend to throw a discus in the middle of Time's Square.

Or maybe he'll be something even cooler.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:03pm -
yourfavorite says:
Aww I'm going to miss this little duo. You guys make a great team and I think you've got a ton of ammo to embarrass him or make him look cool with later on down the road, whichever you decide to do. For now though he is the coolest little guy I know.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:07pm -
Phil says:
Thanks for having the cutest theme ever. You are an inspiration. I only hope I can be as awesome a dad as you someday soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:13pm -
zackle says:
I have loved your pictures throughout. I can only hope to have a child so photogenic some day.

Take care, stay awesome, and come join us in May. Farewell for now.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
mu says:
You guys were really astounding. I can imagine what you did with Harry was not an easy task. But you guys really created something special here. I know you have talked about it, but you really really need to get a book of your shots. I'd buy it and I know many many others would too. Best of luck to you. You are a talented man indeed!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:41pm -
OhMyGoshman says:
You and your family are awesome, thanks for sharing the last 4 months with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:54pm -
jonshell says:
you and harry were were a bright spot in my day for the past 4 months. your talent is growing and so is your family. you're a good man, mark. i'll be seeing you around, i'm sure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you two were 4 month awesomehoggers.
simple and true
thanks for sharing your family and talent with us.
happy trails
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:01pm -
Zach says:
you've done absolutely awesome with all of the @harry pics! enjoy that awesome boy! take care and holler if you ever find yourself near OK!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:03pm -
Jar says:
Great finale! Mark, as always, it has been great. Your images are always awesome, and Harry has been a wonderful addition this year. We need to keep in touch!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:09pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
9schwander When your son is old enough to look back at these photos his mind will be blown. in a good way.

Best dad in the world.
Best wishes to you and your family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:30pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. big hello to you all!

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:51pm -
Pastor D Fizz says:
it's been great growing and showing with you. You have an awesome family. We'll have to meet in person next time I come out to hang out with the joplin crew.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:59pm -
Jarrett says:
I'm gonna miss that little guy. Always put a smile on my face each day!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
Boaz says:
you and Harry have brought the light! It has been so fun seeing you guys. And thank you to your wifey for bringing out some of the cutest shots I've ever seen
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:32pm -
jason says:
following you and harry has been pleasure...great shots this whole time!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:06pm -
Heathmonster B says:
I would say after all this, your son has a pretty good first step into manhood. Well done!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:11pm -
wondermade says:
I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: Yours was my favorite theme. So smart I wish I'd thought of it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:32pm -
stephen says:
i hope to see you soon.

it has been an honor, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:57pm -
mackle says:
From the start, Whiskerino was about 1 dude growing 1 beard and taking it from there. Over the years, people got their significant others involved, friends, etc. It wasn't until this go around that FAMILY became so well represented - you, @harry and Autumn embody the greatness of whiskerino as experienced by a group, not an individual. It warms my heart to know that the experience can extend beyond the singular and bring in a whole family.

You guys are the cutest. I hope if I ever have a family I can be half as rad as the three of you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
mackle says:
Also, whenever @Harry starts having facial hair.. lemme know and we'll get the Whiskerino engine rev'ed up again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
How could we not love you both? Thank you for playing along.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08pm -
hankbobs says:
ah ha! Finally a @mackle has given up a soft spot. All we need to do is get Harry growing and he will open this site back up!

Thanks again for all the wonderful shots of a man and son. Being a father of a couple of grown up boys, I really really appreciated all the work that you and Autumn have accomplished. My wife is a big part of all that I have done too. take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:17pm -
Absolutely says:
You were a bright spot every time I got on line. Harry is super cute and Alicia has decided that she would like to take him off your hands for you. Hah. Great photos from a great guy. Give your family our best for us. Love and miss you. Hope to see you all soon. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:27pm -
Voltron says:
I enjoyed following all your Father/Son photos, many thanks to you for posting them, and Autumn for taking them. Next time you see my little bro, say hi for me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:46pm -
damnweather says:
i have consistently enjoyed you and harry. go team #dad
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:47pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:11am -
Daniel says:
I can't state enough how much I loved your father/son theme. Great stuff!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:33am -
brandon says:
You all are the best. I'm so glad to have met you, and I hit you up the next time I'm back in Missouri.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:51am -
zbolin says:
Mark it was great getting to meet you and Harry at the Joplin get together. You are a good guy and you're right, it is crazy that we had never met before now; that's just another reason to lover Whiskerino. I know it's been said multiple times but yours was one of the best themes on here and I honestly can't believe you didn't win KB more than you did. Hopefully we can meet up again.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:29pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
So glad you shared this experience with your son. Each time my wife and I looked through your photos we would always comment to each other that your shots will be great memories on down the road for you two.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:51pm -
mOtke says:
After a quiet bike ride through the park, he set his fancy helmet on the ground and looked up at the sun, which was made of butterscotch pudding. The boy, a smiley chap with a penchant for dressing in silly outfits laughed at him. The boy pulled the mother out of his pocket, and the three of them laughed for what seemed to be thirty minutes. But it was really only two. None of them were very good at counting, but they did understand physics enough to know that what just happened didn't make sense.

But after a pint of ice cream, they didn't care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:54pm -
hale. says:
you and harry made whiskerino this year. i found so much joy in your photographs, so much humor and so much inspiration. you have documented a beautiful father and son relationship, and the world is a better place for it.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:08pm -
Ace says:
i gotta say that you are lucky to have such a cute prop to use everyday. some of us arent that lucky.

make a rad scrapbook for harry. he will think youre the coolest dad on earth. later dude.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:49pm -
Matty O says:
I'm definitely going to try and keep in touch. I mean, we're only 30 minutes away and you're awesome.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:39pm -
l_etranger_ says:
your photos have always been EXCELLENT and I know that those will be so important to you and your son as you grow and he grow older. So good to have whiskered with you. Bon voyage!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:15pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.