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  • posted: February 28 @ 10:44am
This is it, friends. It feels like yesterday I had this crazy idea to join an online beard growing community with my roommates even though I'd never had a beard in my life. I didn't even know if I could grow a beard. A few weeks in, when it became obvious I would never get a beard, I said to myself "I will make up for my lack of growth by taking 120 photographs that I can be proud of" and here at the end, I'd like to think that I can say I did that.

This experience has truly been amazing. I could have never guessed I would meet so many amazing and talented people all the while growing and improving as a photographer. I've enjoyed the creative challenge and bearded camaraderie.

I just want to thank @mackle for setting up this wonderful, albeit weird, community and all your hard work. I will talk about this the rest of my life.

@wondermade - I believe you were my first "follower" and you've stuck with me these four months with nothing but encouragement. You're the best.

@jnonfiction - I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement very early on. Your cutout of me is easily one of my highlights. You are a good man

@mattyc - THANK YOU for your multiple attempts to get me a king and just being awesome. Having you clamebute me was the highest of honors.

@gavin probably won't see this but thank you for just being a cool guy. It was great meeting you and hanging out a few times. Team Kutztown would have been weaker without you.

And of course, @yogibeard, @birchbeard, and @ogmanlybeard - thank you for joining me on this strange endeavor and your encouragement in my lack of growth. We are better friends because of Whiskerino. Is that weird? Not at all.

And thank you to everyone else for just an overall amazing time these last four months. We need to stay in touch. Be sure to visit my dot com or follow me on twitter and flickr and lets be friends on Facebook.

It's been fun! Who knows, maybe I'll see you in May...


robberfly says:
Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50am -
Ploafmaster says:
Dude, it's so great that you stuck it out the entire Whiskerino. Thanks for delivering some stellar pictures.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:52am -
Thommy says:
Later Jarret! Your photos were awesome. I'll miss em.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:53am -
elldub says:
Now, to start the whole process over again ;)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:54am -
Yogi Beard says:
It truly has been strange. But we're better for it, right?

Be prepared for a shock when you get back.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:06am -
mynameisjason says:
thanks for being here. you were great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08am -
Vanbert says:
some of the best photos hands down. and you totally have a beard now. congrats. take care man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:13am -
jclutch says:
I really enjoyed your work, man- you've done some incredible stuff- take care!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:29am -
Grower&Shower says:
Your pics were outstanding and an inspiration to me. Thank you. It's been an honor.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:21pm -
Fofe says:
You really got what this event is about! The beards are fun, but the photos are just as important. Thanks for making such great photos. Good luck with your future creative endeavors.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:57pm -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
your my hero.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:04pm -
michaeljstraub says:
You're a great man for sticking it out for four months. Good show and you should be *very* proud of those pictures
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:35pm -
Birch Beard says:

You truly are why Whiskerino was so awesome. thank you for taking pictures of me too to get me to the only top 20 I was in.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:14pm -
keifel says:
thank you for your amazing participation. you embody what this is all about.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:21pm -
mattyc says:
I'm honored have had you request to be my friend on thefacebook. You sir are a man of many talents and they will take you far in life. Not only are you a young photographer that shows amazing promise....you also got some wicked design chops. hit me up anytime you produce something new so i can tell you how awesome you are... and it was an honor to do a clamebute of you...even though i wish i could have clamebuted this one CLAME... which is still my favortie photograph from the site. You rule
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:35pm -
mattyc says:
also your hipster day cracked me up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:35pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and I don't think i ever tried to get you a KB... but i wanted to make sure that your amazingness did not go unnoticed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:36pm -
Phil says:
Your determination is inspiring! Stay awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:14pm -
jnonfiction says:
@jarrett you took some of the best pictures on this thing. it's been a pleasure and an honor being your fan.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:18pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
You've got the goods. Keep on doing what you do.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:22pm -
Pip says:
Your dedication to this party has been EPIC. Thanks for being here and being awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:57pm -
Jar says:
If your beard lacks any awesomeness, your photos and your consistency make up for it all. Thank you for being a part of making this such a great whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You did yourself proud my friend.
I had fun ribbing you. It was all in good fun. You are to be commended for making it through to the end when you follicles would not cooperate.
happy trials.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:15pm -
rachel says:
ok bye.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:02pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. the beard will come.

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:42pm -
jonshell says:
you win the spirit award.

seriously, it's been awesome having you here. would've have been the same without you. take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:20pm -
wondermade says:
It was never hard to follow you - always consistent quality.

I hope you find the goals you formerly had in your about section. Be well, and drop me a line from time to time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
themightyjones says:
Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:37pm -
Grown Unknown says:
That is a _solid_ calendar you have there. Thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:07pm -
zackle says:
Beard or no beard, you're an inspiration. Thanks for playing along, and I hope to see you around in May. I added you on flickr and facebook just in case.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:41pm -
zackle says:
PS - You guys have to take good care of @Gavin for me. I miss him something awful.

I used to live up that way (Horsham area) and we met up last time as a trial run before the Throwdown. It was the opposite of awkward like we both thought it would be, and we've been great friends ever since. That's the best part of Whiskerino. I'll miss it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:43pm -
EdwardTeach says:
you were amazing.

when i tell people about how awesome whiskerino is, i tell them about the dudes who don't have much facial hair, but still stuck it out the whole time.

You made whiskerino great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:07pm -
TheStride says:
it's been a pleasure. You're a champ for going the distance.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:10pm -
hankbobs says:
Your photos were great, I loved them daily. As Yoda said, "Judge my beard not by size", well, something like that--but your lack of beard never prevented you from kicking more ass than 90% of us who can easily grow one. You showed the dedication that is the pure Whiskerino spirit, and that totally rocks. take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:29pm -
Eric the Beard says:
YEAH TEAM ATTENDANCE! Way to to stick in there, you inspired me!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:30pm -
yourfavorite says:
I don't know if I ever told you, but you are one of my favorites on this site. Your beard doesn't grow quite like everyone elses, but you didn't let that stop you at all. Thanks for all of your effort and participation in this adventure of a beard celebration. I've enjoyed following you these last 4 months and I hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:59pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Keep it up man. You've got tons of talent and still so young. (Can you tell I hate you a little? haha) And clearly you aren't easily dissuaded. Best of luck!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:04pm -
jracecar says:
your pictures are badass.

and while you may never have a beard, you can always be growing one.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:42am -
mOtke says:
I've fav'd several of your shots this year, which is to say, you have a good thing going. I even had a nice chat about you with @gavin. I hope you do more amazing things in the future. I hope you find something delicious to eat at some point. You totally should. It's very worth your time.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:35pm -
hale. says:
it is so awesome that you were here, and put so much into whiskerino. it has been a pleasure participating alongside of you. take care and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:13pm -
Matty O says:
we're facebook friends now so I'm definitely going to make you send me a sweet picture of some countryside or some junk like that. word.

your talent is great.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:53pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
120 days. No shaving. Take it in, it's no small feat. We made it! Congrats.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:11pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.