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  • posted: February 28 @ 3:48pm
And then I woke up.....

Was it all a dream? Was there really a beard? Did the throwdown actually occur? Could there really be so much flare in one @benfrank's lifetime? It was all too awesome to be real, so I'll have to live in the imaginary memory.

Wait....why does my wife have a razor in her hand?

(keep in touch new friends!)

{my shameful shave}

This has been a fantastic frenzy of making new pals all over. Thanks to everyone I've met online and at the throwdown and of course @mackle for his hand in this hairy creation that is Whiskerino. I'll have memories to last forever for sure.

@Jar and @Arthur had a great time goofing off with the camera in the last four months. You should definitely keep in touch with their geniusness. Here are some of my favorite personal photos I was a part of:

Our First Shave/D-Bag Arthur/We're BeeGees/The Perfect Crime/Coffee Rain/Beard Formula/Horseback Riding in Mexico/Whiskery Idea/Heavier Things Recreation/My New PS3/Bearded Marylin/ Jar's Mugshot/The Shaving Elves/King Arthur


c dub says:
yeah, i've had that dream. luckily i never looked like that when i woke up. great stuff this year, man. truly great style to your shots and your design. a pleasure to have met you through this awesome, magical place.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:50pm -
Robfrenzy says:
man you rock. you inspired a lot of people on here. Thanks for that.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:50pm -
Vanbert says:
you look strange. but i still like you tons. amazing stuff everyday. great to meet you finally. take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:51pm -
sariebell says:
I knew you'd let her do it. It's cool. Girls rule. Now, you are back to your Thomas Kincaid Drivers License photo look. Except you need to hit the tanning bed - stat. It was nice meeting you on here and in real life. I hope to stay in touch via the wonders of the internets. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:51pm -
Ploafmaster says:
You're one of the earliest guys I followed on this site, and I've laughed so much at so many of your pictures. Thanks for your creativity and sense of humor.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:52pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You've got an incredible sense of humor and nigh unbelievable creativity. It's been a true honor, sir. Best of luck.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:57pm -
robberfly says:
Shame! Just kidding. Best wishes
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:57pm -
miguelito says:
SHAME! just kidding.... your photography has blown me away. it's been a privilege to follow you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:01pm -
aaron b says:
Dude, already? I do not support shaving until March. Either way you are an amazing photographer. Keep up the good work. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
tedford says:
haha @sariebell said it better than i could have. thanks for sharing this amazing experience. take care of yourself my friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:14pm -
michaeljstraub says:
I hate the shaving dream. What I hate more is the "I participated in the greatest 4-month beard growing community" dream. It's sad to wake up for that dream. Take care out there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
EdwardTeach says:
great photo as usual. your photos were all so great. so creative.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
rodohmes says:
I guess now's as good a time as any to tell you, but I thought your Heavier Things album day pic was king-worthy beyond belief!

I will miss seeing your incredible pics!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:32pm -
Grower&Shower says:
You're truly one of the greats. It's a little sad to see you barefaced again but I wish you well and it's been an honor to be here with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:38pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
You seriously rocked it these past 4 months. So cool hanging with you at the throwdown. You always have a place to crash in Nashville sir
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:53pm -
jclutch says:
You're one of the champs on here that kept me going, awesome to hang with you and @jar, I'll keep in touch. Cheers!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:03pm -
Sageish says:
Dude - it was good to meet you at the throwdown. Too bad we don't l;eave in the same city. I think we could enjoy some hang time.

You freakin rocked it out this Whiskerino. Thanks for bringing it man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:14pm -
jason says:
you killed it all four months. really glad i got a chance to hang out in nashville. should i make it to kc again, i will certainly look you up. hopefully i'll talk to you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:16pm -
zackle says:
Dude... you guys brought it this time around. I'm sad that I won't get to see another consecutive 120 days worth of your pictures. But... there's always May. Join us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:28pm -
jnonfiction says:
You brought the awesome, daily. I'll miss it, I know I will.

Thanks for the kind words, always.

To the Real World.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:32pm -
ZFA says:
oh man! shameface! dude, i am so glad to have become friends with you. had a great time meet'n'greeting and throwing down with you. i plan on coming up to KC soon! more good times to be had!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:33pm -
Chinfropro says:
Unbelievable stuff. Concepts and executions were so solid. Inspiring, thanks for that. Take care dude and Thanks for letting me get a portrait.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:41pm -
9schwander says:
been a pleasure to meet you, my friend, and very solid work from a whiskerino 'newb', haha! Hope to see you guys again before too long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:42pm -
mattyc says:
there is no shame in shaving...

CLAME for my new look
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:00pm -
mattyc says:
did it right after i took my final photo
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:00pm -
mattyc says:
glad you participated this year and didn't just sit on the sidelines... I enjoyed all of your images.. You were a noob who made quit a splash and OWNed many many times over. Many favorites do you have in my collection of favorites... thanks for ruling.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:01pm -
Shotgun Willie says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:06pm -
Beard Goggles says:
Your pictures have been great this entire time.

I hope you and the other guys get to goof off for Mustache May too.

It was great meeting you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
What have you done?!

Thanks for bringing it the last 4 months. It's been a blast.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:26pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
So sad!!! Can I say SHAME!!!?

Ah, just said it. Anyhow, thanks for convincing me into doing Whiskerino this year. Proud you made it all the way!!!

Hey, your mid shave shot of you with a stache is haunting, you look just like your dad!!! So crazy!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:42pm -
Pip says:
Whoa, you look totally different sans beard! Bring it back!!

I need to make a MO trip soon to see all you guys.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:44pm -
Phil says:
Stay imaginarily awesome! The beard formula is my iPhone wallpaper. yes.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:03pm -
ilikeschool says:
whoops. bye sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:08pm -
Presto Beardo says:
I didn't tell you enough, you are super awesome! Adios
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:13pm -
yourfavorite says:
haha. Its been a pleasure keeping up with your shots. You've got a lot of talent man. I'll be keeping up with you on Flickr and hopefully I'll see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:15pm -
Grown Unknown says:
I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future - you've got some talent in that now-shaved noggin. Will have to hit KC in the future. See you on Flickr...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:26pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
oh, wow, I love this.
it was a dream. that's great
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:38pm -
mu says:
It has been like a dream and you were one of the most vivid parts of it.

Thx for bringing your greatness. You really never let up and just made this place an incredible place to be. Best of luck to your talented self!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:44pm -
jonshell says:
sorry i missed you and jar. hopefully we'll meet soon.

so glad you were a part of this. take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:02pm -
RyRy says:
Love your work. All of it. It's amazing. Glad I got to meet you @Jar at the throwdown.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:14pm -
RyRy says:
errr... you and @Jar
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:14pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:

Maan you ruled this thing so who are we to judge. lol

best wishes.
peace ;)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
but you didnt, did you??? is this an earlier photo? lol
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:27pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot (as always).

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:55pm -
Boaz says:
your creative eye has been one of the top things about this whiskerino. Thank you for sharing with us all... and there's always may :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:22pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
a true Whiskerino professional. not only did you have the ability and charm to understand and engage the hearts and minds of 500 beards, but you had the expertise to pull it off without a hitch. you've left me thoroughly impressed.

we'll have that beer someday, i'm sure of it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:24pm -
Spitzer says:
you brought it this year hardcore! i am not kidding.
keep pushing yourself with that camera cause you're gonna keep doing fantastic things. and get your crew back here to Nashville again. we'd love to host you guys again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:31pm -
Jarrett says:
hahahah I was seriously gonna do this same shot. Your photos were also an inspiration for me. It's been an honor to grow and show with you these past four months!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:37pm -
wondermade says:
Too soon! I suspect @mackle's going to shame you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:36pm -
themightyjones says:
Awesome shot. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:44pm -
Voltron says:
It's been fun, thanks for the odds and ends of inspiration over the months, and most especially the Beard Formula which earned you a place on the King Beard Force. I hope your wife likes having her baby-faced hubby back.

P.S. If you get SHAMED for this, I'll have to kick you off the King Beard Force.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:17pm -
mackle says:
you look pretty much badass with a Moustache. So that means I'll see you in May, right?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:23pm -
mackle says:
You have brought some insane heat this year my friend. An unbelievable amount of insanity actually.. I was always constantly blown away by your submissions. I am so glad you were a part of this and improved the whole Whiskerino just by being here. So great.

I dunno what else to say? You nailed it. You ran with it and made it better than I thought it could be.

Thank you and I best see you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:24pm -
Eric the Beard says:
it was awesome man, thank you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:12am -
irishsquire says:
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:00am -
NoahRienks says:
Its been a pleasure! Hope to meet you guys in KC someday...WE"RE SO CLOSE!!!!!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:34am -
brandon says:
It was great to meet you, Brandon. I'll hit you up if I'm ever back in KC. And I expect you to do the ame if you ever find yourself in Atlanta.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:55am -
mOtke says:
It wasn't real. Well, something wasn't real. Maybe it was the way mustard tasted funny every other day. The odd days, as he would call them. Maybe it was the feel of sharp metal on his skin as he awoke from a pleasant nap. Something was off. It was the unruly barking coming from the wine cork in his living room.

Maybe she wasn't real.

Nope, she was. She had a razor. She was serious. His morning became an evening then an afternoon before he started remembering what today was. It was the day after yesterday.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:49pm -
mOtke says:
Our lives are now intersected. Looking forward to more life.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:50pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Your photos have been iconic to whiskerino this time around. I can say I was inspired and pushed to learn and become a better photographer just by viewing your work.

It's been a pleasure growing with you. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:43pm -
Ace says:
i like how you STILL dont care about me because you couldnt even give me a pity goodbye comment.

whatever. i dont care and im better than that. so i like your photos. that is all. later.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:56pm -
Matty O says:
Tremendous meeting you. The next time we're in KC, I'll probably try and bother you. So either get ready to:
1) Ignore me
2) Party.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:37pm -
l_etranger_ says:
such amazing photos sir. I have been following you from the beginning and loving every minute of it! bon voyage and may our paths cross again!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:56pm -
hale. says:
you've taken four months of incredible photos, and i apologize greatly for not telling you sooner how much i enjoy your shots. they are all creative, well executed, often hilarious, and just completely solid images. thanks for being here and it has been a pleasure participating with you. be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:54pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.