Whiskerino 2009

No trimming! No shaping! Embrace the Whiskerino!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 3:24pm
He grew a beard...

He took photos...

He threwdown...

He met friends...

He went to the beach...

He found a shark board...

With the waves crashing against the beach, he looks back on who he was 4 months ago and smiled with nostalgia...

The experience had changed him, and he turned and ran into the frigid water for one last bearded adventure screaming



This is has been an AMAZING journey. The creativity and community that this site provides is completely unmatched. I truly am a different person after these 4 months, and I have you awesome guys to thank for it. Thank you to @mackle for providing this amazing experience, and thanks to all of you for making it awesome. PLEASE keep in touch! Word on the street is that Moustache May isn't dead, so we'll always have that...at least for now. I expect to see everyone in May, if you're ever in Nashville give me a shout...you always have a place to crash.

Till we cross paths again, stay awesome.

Email: chad at cwmphoto dot com
AIM: chadmac3
Facebook: /chadmcclarnon
Twitter: @chadmcclarnon
Personal website

Seriously, you guys rule...
words cannot describe...
i love you...


Ploafmaster says:
Shark board FTW. Off in to the water with you, now.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:25pm -
sariebell says:
Love the shark board. I used to have one, but I left it at some beach house somewhere at some beach. I am super jelly that you are having so much fun and it's so freakin' cold here. You guys have fun and be sweet.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:29pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
@sariebell funny enough, I found it at some beach house at some beach...that'd be quite ironic!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:31pm -
tedford says:
this is one of the best exit photos i've seen all day. been great sharing this adventure with you. take care and don't let any real sharks sneak up on you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:34pm -
Furricane says:
surf's up!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:35pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Your photos have always astonished me and this one is no exception. It's been an honor.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:36pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You'd better be holding on tight to that board or some prepubescent boy is going to snatch it
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:41pm -
mackle says:
you got mad skills friend! I am glad we ran into each other on the street when Whiskerino started so I could get you up in this mix. You have brought greatness to our region and things wouldn't have been the same without you.

I hope to see you around town and possibly grab some beers / food from time to time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:53pm -
miguelito says:
hey man, it was great meeting you. thanks for the kind words and good luck to you in all your stuffs
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:57pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
@mackle totally man, I'm SO glad I ran into you that day! We'll get beers/coffee/food whenever you want man. Seriously Call anytime. 615.481.7508
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:59pm -
robberfly says:
It's been great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:16pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Love you right back. So glad we met and I know I'll run into you again as Nashville is my home away from home. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:23pm -
EdwardTeach says:
it was so great to meet you. thanks for bearding with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:47pm -
jason says:
thanks for gracing us with your awesome photos this year. glad i got a chance to meet you in person, and i'll certainly see you in may!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:25pm -
mattyc says:
chad it was super fun hanging out with you on the internets... YOu are a really funny guy...and the two to three days after i stole your hoodie or striped shirt and you remained shirtless...that cracked me up...then when i "gave you back your shirt" and it was a girls shirt. Man I almost died laughing. We'll see each other no doubt in the future and I might make use of your offer to crash if @timbo doesn't make me a better offier.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:31pm -
jnonfiction says:
You said it: "words cannot describe it."

Thanks man. You've made it awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:36pm -
zackle says:
Man, I'm jealous. Being at the beach would totally help offset how bummed out I am today.

Great pics throughout, Chad. Stay rad.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:37pm -
Phil says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
Phil says:
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Roo says:
SHARK! great meeting you and growing with you.. lets meet up for that shoot sometime soon! see you around nashvegas!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:58pm -
ilikeschool says:
sharks are dangerous and so are you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Good luck with your wedding! I anticipate I might check in from time to time to see how your preparations are going. We're both going to enjoy July for sure...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:35pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Thanks Chad for making this Whiskerino so much more awesomer than it would have been without you! (bad grammar intended)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:43pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. shark!

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:33pm -
jclutch says:
Okay let's please both try to make sure we go snap some photos together soon. Viva la Nashvegas! It's really always a pleasure sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:59pm -
keifel says:
chad, i'm looking forward to hanging out with you at the throwdown.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:19pm -
keifel says:
dammit, i'm tired. looking forward to hanging out.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:20pm -
c dub says:
what's @keifel talking about. i was all like, what? i wanna go.

but, for real, i will be heading up there some time soon and would love to gather you into the gathering. great stuff this year. glad you and @mackle bumped into each other or whatever. that's how this thing got awesome.
take care.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:24pm -
Spitzer says:
you know where i live. hit me up anytime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:36pm -
wondermade says:
That's a great board - which beach are you blessing with it?

If a shoot ever brings you to FL look me up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:48pm -
Moo says:
Awesome to have met you and looking forward to seeing you soon....tell the mrs. we said hi!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:00pm -
yourfavorite says:
I've had a blast watching your photos man. Enjoy that amazing boogie board and hopefully we'll see you again in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:35pm -
themightyjones says:
Nice beard and board. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:36pm -
Ace says:
im glad i got to meet you dude. our chat on the phone that lasted 2 hours or whatever was one of the best parts for me this whiskerino. its awesome to know that a beard can bring anyone together. haha... anyways, ill probably see you around nashville next time im there. keep in touch and call me anytime you want to chat!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:33pm -
revgoomba says:
You rock!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:46pm -
Dschonn says:
Your double exposures inspired me to do some of my best shots this year. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you in person, and I hope we'll see each other again. It's been grand.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:40am -
Maggie says:
i can't even say how great it was to meet you and trista! i felt really lucky to have met such great ppl at the TD. Thanks for everything.

ps. Trista mentioned you were gonna keep the stache growing. keep on rockin' out! woohoo!

if you're ever in DC, you 2 better look me up!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:28am -
mOtke says:
He hid in the sun, next to a fake shark, next to a sea of robots, beside a villa where old people slept, near an Arby's. They decided to not eat at the Arby's, but to get sea food considering they were near a place where sea food was made. They all swam and swam until they found what they were wanting, catching it with their bare hands, and cooking it over a campfire that someone had left.

Anyway, back to the shark board. He surfed and boogied and swam and made friends with the marine life. No sharks came around, but he was ok with that, surprisingly.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:21am -
mOtke says:
You know where to find me.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:22am -
Army of Whiskers says:
Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:31pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Shrinkage!!! This is great and i love the board...Good luck to you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:27pm -
brandon says:
Chad, you're one of my favs. So glad to have hung out in Nashville. I know our paths will cross again, so it's not "goodbye" -- it's "until then."
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:43pm -
hale. says:
chad, it has been an honor and a joy to have been here with you. your photos have always been of the highest quality, and your creativity is inspiring.

we shall keep in touch, talk about more than cameras, and be friends, because that's what we are.

be well. more from me soon.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:49pm -
l_etranger_ says:
Chad, the pleasure has been all mine. So great to beard with you. WHISKERINO FOR LIFE!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:30pm -
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