Whiskerino 2009

No trimming! No shaping! Embrace the Whiskerino!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 5:33pm
I really don't know where to start. There are not enough thank you's and great to meet you's.

It actually feels weird to write anything other than "thank you!" and "see you soon!," etc.

I feel so lucky to have been able to be part of this.

Overlooking at least 100 people in personal shout outs, I'll say an obviously and insufficient thanks to @mackle. A huge thanks to @ozzynelson for a place to crash during the throwdown. Thanks to everyone at the throwdown for making it one of the most surreally-brilliant weekends of my life. To the legends, thanks for making everyone push it and keep active and creative. And a huge thanks to @Thatguy and @mattyc (and others, obviously!) for the constant barrage of comments for literally everyone.

I look forward to continuing to know as many of you as possible. I'm sure team #birmingham will be proud to host any of you.

Thank you!

p.s. the polaroids are scanned, the film is developed and will be scanned soon, and i'll post links to mackle / twitter / my photo blog (which is for now here). thinking about making a lulu.com book of them all when they're all ready.


Zach says:
take care and see you down the road!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:36pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Nice! Thank you so much for those polaroids and for bringing the awesome here on a consistent basis. You are the man Cary and I am fortunate to have met you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:36pm -
Presto Beardo says:
@carynorton you are awesome, please stay in touch. I was real bummed missing the throwdown this year. And your polaroids certainly didn't make me feel any better
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:06pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Love it! Great to share this with you again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:26pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You did some amazing work with those Throwdown pics. Some of my favorites. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:30pm -
ilikeschool says:
sad we missed you on our cross country trip.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:42pm -
miguelito says:
that's awesome man seriously good work. and good memories. KIT
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:47pm -
mattyc says:
you sir... are a wonderfully excellently talented photographer. I WILL be coming to visit B-ham at some point this summer to kick it. So we will see one another again weather you like it or not.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:57pm -
Pip says:
You're a heck of a guy. And I like that.

Stay excellent, and we'll see you sometime down B-ham way.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:00pm -
wondermade says:
I'll buy that book.

It was great getting proper time to hang out in Nashville. You are a constant inspiration when it comes to photography. I've never had an occasion or particular desire to head to Alabama, but you, team #birmingham and team #huntsville have reset my thinking.

Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:08pm -
zackle says:
I really wish I would've made it to your polaroid booth, but you did a great job nonetheless.

Keep taking amazing photos and I hope to see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:17pm -
Jar says:
Thank you for the poloroids and for being awesome this whole time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:17pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Now I have a reason to visit Alabama! Nice meeting you in TN, and keep up the great photo work.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
Phil says:
Thanks for the inspiration and the awesome. See you sometime!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:34pm -
jonshell says:
thanks for being great. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:54pm -
mynameisjason says:
you are an inspiring photographer, i mean it.

thanks for hanging out here, it's been a better place because you did.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:58pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
It was my pleasure putting you up. Sorry about the heat, I'm raising some hell over there we'll see what happens.
thanks for the photos at the bowling alley. I can't wait to see them.
happy trails my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:19pm -
Paragone says:
You are an amazing person. Next time I'm in B-ham I'm looking you up and we will hang. Thanks for your huge effort with the photos. adios.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great beard silhouette .

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:46pm -
k_bone says:
Keep rawkin' the Cat "Steve" Evans slow-boning jammz.

Don't forget you owe your Pep-Pep's brother fifty-seven sub dollars!

Boys will be boys!

Gotta get that pillow leverage, mang!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:53pm -
Vanbert says:
you take beautiful photos. great meeting you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:11pm -
Spitzer says:
word. great seeing you again but this time on my turf. i need to bring steph and oscar down to Birmingham, we can all grab lunch and then you can show me your new studio space.

later later.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:26pm -
mackle says:
I will buy that book. I will buy ten of that book. Please publish it.

I am going to come to Birmingham. I would be an idiot not to. You guys are all so awesome. I am honored to know you and your fantastically skilled brethren.

ANYTIME you are in the Nashville area, drop me a line. I'd love to meet up for hot dogs, beers, bullshit and everything in between.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:38pm -
Boaz says:
Cary, it was a pleasure growing with you and meeting you at the throwdown. Thanks for all the killer pics; yours and ours :) ...consider moustache may :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:54pm -
Barefoot says:
see you on twitter mastermind.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
Barefoot says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
Barefoot says:
You are awesome. Thanks for being so generous and taking such cool shots of your face.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:19pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
I wish we could have talked a bit more at the TD, nd I wish I'd known about the Polaroid booth, I feel I missed out bigtime on that one.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:21pm -
revgoomba says:
Dude... I'd be disappointed as hell if you came to Scotland and didn't give me a buzz. I advise you take your cameras too, Scotland has a habit of looking absolutely stunning!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:37pm -
revgoomba says:
Oh yea... and this shot is killer too!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:24pm -
Ned Kelly says:
nice , nice, if you stop in australia some time give us a shout , ill be following your photoblog, it rules.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:37pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Seriously, thanks for all the portrait you took of us. That camera was amazing.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:41pm -
David Knapp says:
It was great seeing you at the Throwdown, and actually growing a beard together. I knew you were a great photographer before whiskerino and now I am further convinced of this. Much respect and I will see you next I am in town.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:51pm -
Ace says:
if i come to bham, can we hang out and you just take photos of me all day? kthnx.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:00am -
sariebell says:
I want that book and I want it now! Ok, I can wait for you to get all your ducks in line. You are a neat guy and I'm glad to know you. The 'bama crew threw down and I know I'm gonna see you guys some more. Take care and keep in touch.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:58am -
robberfly says:
Cool silhouette.

It was great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:00am -
jnonfiction says:
@carynoeton you've been hella generous and an all around decent guy. Thank you, seriously, and I'll see you online.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:08am -
jnonfiction says:
Carynoeton = @carynorton
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:09am -
JamesC says:
I'm glad i helped carry your pillow from your car to @ozzynelson's spare house because that simple act of kindness towards you now needs to be repayed (since you dind't take a photo of me). so you owe me about $4.
stay cool and keep snapping photos man. you rock.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:21am -
R E N A U D says:
@carynorton - you can AIM me anytime. It would be an honor to continue our online romance.

Also looking forward to seeing the polaroids.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:55am -
brandon says:
You are a phenomenal human being. There, I said it.

Best of luck with the next adventure life throws at you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:45am -
Ula O cealleigh says:

best wishes :)
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:14am -
Ace says:
oh also, i kinda dont believe you are 30. you look pretty young for your age. glad your not some old dude. but anyways, when i come to birmingham to visit you should teach me everything you know so i can run an electric lion empire someday too. i would love to use all my money taking film shots all day too you know?

and ps, wheres my photo from the bowling alley? it better be on flickr soon come hell or tropical storm that floods the place. ill see ya later.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:10pm -
hale. says:
cary, thank you for being hilarious and awesome. you are a source of inspiration, and i greatly respect what you do. it has been a pleasure to be here with you. thanks and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:55pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Norton!!!! Your amazing! Your beard your comments, you! It was good sir, real good!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:07pm -
c dub says:
Well, man. It was really great getting to know you a little bit. We're not too far away from each other. A few friends and I have been talking about a bike to Birmingham trip. I'll let you know if it happens. Or we might just end up burning some petrol and getting there with some life left in us. Anyway, thanks for the portrait. I know that sheet wasn't cheap, but it was awesome! What are you doing with them now? Hit me up on the fb if you like. my link is on my page.

take care. keep rockin. cheesy i know, but you seem to be pretty rockin to me.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:28pm -
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Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:45pm -
jarrodms says:
it was great to meet you at the trowdown... your pictures have been amazing throughout this entire thing and i cant wait to see the polaroids... take care... by the way you need to make the book i would buy one in a heartbeat
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:21pm -
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Whiskerino. fin.