Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 8:33pm
Farewell,

thanks to everyone who made me feel so welcome and part of this hilariously insane adventure again, there are so many, too many I could mention.
I am just so sorry I couldn't get to meet you all, sometime I hope

Anyway- please keep in touch.


Comments

ThatGuy says:
You have been a constant source of inspiration on here. You consistantly produced genuine art, and I absolutely loved checking in every day to see what magic you created.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:35pm -
EdwardTeach says:
you. are. awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:35pm -
ThatGuy says:
Thanks for being so awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:35pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you made this hilarious adventure more hilarious and more of an adventure. wow. When you look in the whiskerino dictionary for the word Awesome, the definition will be Ned Kelly. And everyone will know what it means.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:36pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
One word: Amazing. I'm totally following you on flickr now because you definitely inspire me. Love your creativity and aesthetic. And you brew beer!?! Again, amazing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:36pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Yes, you and @jeremyokai are the reasons why I am here. Jeremy turned me onto it and you inspired me to give it my best at any cost.

You are brilliant and I will miss your amazing shots. Thank you and best wishes Ned.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:37pm -
Keith says:
man i loved your work here. cheers!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:37pm -
jonshell says:
you've made this experience awesome. thanks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:39pm -
Phil says:
Ned, you have been the consistent edge of odd/crazy/amazing that makes Whiskerino like no other thing in the world.

Thank You.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:42pm -
c dub says:
You are definitely my favorite whiskerino participant whom i've never had the pleasure to meet. awkward sentence, yes. it works. sorry to hear about your camera troubles. you have inspired me to great length. you have a comfort with yourself and your creativity that comes through brilliantly. early on it was people like you who made me rethink my shots and probably not post as often as i should have. sounds terrible doesn't it. i've grown a lot through this thing and have worked to get past the high level of pressure i put on myself. at that point my brain worked better and pressure felt more like challenge. sounds like lofty stuff to put in a comment on a beard contest site, but we all know it's more than that. thanks for tons of great inspiration. see out there in the web space and someday maybe in that lovely country you've got down there.

cw
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:42pm -
Vanbert says:
you rule in every way. i loved everything you did. if you ever make it around CA we should take photos together. best wishes
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:44pm -
keifel says:
farewell sir. it's been a pleasure, an honour and a privilege sharing the same space with you. thank you for your inspiration.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:44pm -
Taylor says:
good growings...
I loved your shots... always looked forward to them

Cheers...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:46pm -
Pip says:
You're easily at the top of the Genuinely, Originally Creative. I've always loved that you've taken simple pictures that you love and let the art speak for itself. It's spoken volumes.

Love you.

Be well.

We'll see you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:46pm -
zackle says:
Meeting you is a part of my list of things to do before I die. I guess I might as well swing over and shake @matwiseman's hand while I'm at it.

Your photos have been consistently amazing throughout. I look forward to them each day, so it saddens me that it is over. In fact, my life just got less interesting.

Take care, friend. You will be missed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:47pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Oh yes, you made it.

I hope we can meet some day. Maybe the next time I pop over to the Gold Coast? Christchurch isn't bad for a wee family holiday either - especially in winter.

Either way, it's been a pleasure to do this crazy thing again.

Oh, and re: the cricket. Suck it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:47pm -
mattyc says:
Thank you for being an amazing photographer and sharing very man self portraits of yourself.... You are the KING of textures and you have one hell of an eye for framing. I'm hoping there is a hack for my S90 sometimes soon... also you are awesome. and i'm in the @nedkelly fan club so you can expect me to randomly show up at your door at some point during your life. Enjoy
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:48pm -
wondermade says:
I'm holding onto that someday, though I expect with the passing of time the normalcy of that meeting would also pass.
I hope you and your family are blessed this year, and that you don't encounter any upheavals as drastic as the abrupt move was last year. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:48pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Very little I can say here. You rock, plain and simple. Please keep doing what you do and take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:48pm -
Andrew says:
there he is.

It's been awesome to see the immensely great photos you post every day. I'm gad I have you as a flickr contact and look forward to seeing what you capture.

You've been an inspiration, thanks for that. Keep in touch.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:50pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Ned i have enjoyed your contributions to whiskerino.
i would have liked to have felt a bit more connected to you & tighter but i dunno..

anyways, you have one of the best albums here & have been strong all the way through just like in 07'

Id like to wish you well and send respect, love & appreciation your way.


peace bro.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:53pm -
Ploafmaster says:
You inspirational man, you. What a joy to experience your photographs for this grand event.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:54pm -
bear! says:
you will always be magic
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:54pm -
BryanHunter says:
I've enjoyed your work very much, and I look forward to getting my Ned Kelly fix from your Flickr photo stream. Cheers.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:57pm -
Jaymz! says:
Bye Ned i've enjoy all your pictures, all 3 seasons of them. seriously. serious. you are genius. peace out brother. peace.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:00pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
To the Ozzie down under, "Oi Oi Oi!"

I was and still am jealous of where you live. I totally loved many of your shots this year. Iconic and epic.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:06pm -
Marko says:
You have posted some epic shots my friend. We never talked over the years but you were always one of my favs. Take care my friend!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:07pm -
Karl says:
I hope one day that I will be able to meet you. You consistently changed the way I thought about photographs. Good luck over there in the Land of Opposite Seasons. So long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:07pm -
dizzywizard says:
ned, it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. your photos have always put a smile on my face.
thank you

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:15pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
@nedkelley you are awesome! I sincerely hope to see you in May and hope to cross paths in real life at some point. I also would kill to know where you got that killer Owl sleeping mask you used in one of your earlier photos this year. Because it's as amazing as you are
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:20pm -
R E N A U D says:
i love looking at photographs you post on the internet. one day, i'd love to visit you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:24pm -
Fofe says:
It's been great growing with you. I've loved so many of your photos. You have a magnificent eye and skill for capturing the perfect image. It was a joy to see your work each day. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:35pm -
Barefoot says:
I have enjoyed this more because of you. Thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:38pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Ned your photos are amazing and you are a Whiskerino legend. Thanks for growing a beard yet again. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:41pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your calendar is truly amazing and I wish we could have transported Nashville to you. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity in the future on Flickr. Thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:52pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Fantastically inspiring shots. And great canon hack. Thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:55pm -
Paragone says:
It is sad that we never got to meet but it doesn't matter. You are a bearded brother no matter what.

Your photos were a constant inspiration to us all and I thank you for that.

Hope to see you around the internets.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:56pm -
TheStride says:
Thank you, sir. Your pictures have really inspired me to be a better photographer. You are by far one of the best. Thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:57pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
someday we'll shake hands.


it will be a good day.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:12pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Sir. I hope to one day learn your real name and shake your hand. you are my photography hero.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
Ace says:
oh ned... what can i even say? youve entertained me in ways you cant possibly understand and whiskerino wouldnt be the same without you... at least for me.

wait... now i just realized i probably wont see you again huh? wow... im eternally saddened... im gonna miss ned kelly in my life.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
kidstatic says:
it has been my dream since i was a child to visit australia. when i work that out, i would like to have a beer with you, if that is okay.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:37pm -
Roo says:
you are AMAZING! great inspiration. take it easy down under bearded friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:45pm -
herr neas says:
bye
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:46pm -
jason says:
thanks for giving us such awesome shots. you are amazing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
Kevin! says:
I've always enjoyed your photos in this Whiskerino and the last. I hope you never get gunned down by a team of police officers while you're wearing home made body armor like the real Ned Kelly.

And I mean that.

Cheers.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:03pm -
jeremyokai says:
bye man. i'll miss everything about you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:03pm -
revgoomba says:
FlickrMail me... maybe I can make it down to see you when you're in Eng-gal-land!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:17pm -
Noelix says:
Ned, you consistently take my favorite photos. Your creative brilliance and simple perfection dazzle my eyes and my mind. You have inspired me and no doubt countless others to improve their photo takif abilities and take their creative thinking to new heights. If there's anywhere I can follow your online exploits please let me know!
Sincerely,
Noel Estep
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:26pm -
Absolutely says:
Ned Kelly is one of those bearders that you want to sit down with, have a beer or two, and listen. You are intriguing as hell and shoot some damn good photos. Hope all is well. Take care. Hope to see you around someday.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:44pm -
jracecar says:
It's been an absolute honor to put up pictures on the same website as you. Seriously. I think your stuff is pretty much as good as it gets.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:52pm -
Eric the Beard says:
AWESOME! WORK SIR...Just awesome. It was a pleasure following you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:09am -
damnweather says:
ned: you have always been completely awesome and completely unexpected. i don't know exactly what that means, but it sounds right. good luck in everything. you will be missed.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:27am -
sariebell says:
You have always been my favorite. Always. Maybe it's the mystique of never meeting. Or the fact that you say you "broke your camera" and your photos still come out magical. You Aussie Rumplestilskin!! I want there to be a way to keep in touch aside from staring at your visage as interpreted by Jeremy now residing on my wall. Show me the way.

Thanks for blowing my mind and making me happy. I'll never forget you. I may even swim to Australia and hang out with your super cute and obviously very patient family. Take care of yourself.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:27am -
Dschonn says:
There are things you get up to that I could never think up on my own, and plenty as well that even after you've done them, I still could never replicate. All for an online community masquerading as a beard contest. I'd like a peek inside your mind, so if I am ever within even a few thousand miles of you, I'll do my best to come shake you warmly by the hand. You're a true original.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:33am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:36am -
punchbag says:
ciao.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:33am -
Jar says:
See you Ned! Your a legend, and I hope someday I get to meet you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:50am -
cary norton says:
is it sad that the first thing i thought was "clip him out of that white background, do something with it"?

thanks for bringing the heat. You're one of the few with it, with it being not-winter there. but HORRIBLE jokes aside, it was always great to see your images. ifwhen i get to your corner of the world you'll hear about it.

thank you sir.


ps how the hell did you hear about whiskerino?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:39am -
JamesC says:
Wow this photo kind of sucks. Are you feeling okay or did you actually take this one, instead of the pro photographer/artist who's been taking the others?

You've inspired me to take "better" photos through the camera hack. It opened up a new world of photography for me, knowing that all these dudes with their $400 DSLRs aren't really all that good, it's just RAW mode!!!!

One day we will have a beer together, I promise.

Take care brother.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:11am -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
This picture is great in its simplicity - a fitting last shot for an epic series. You've got an amazing eye for composition, and you know when to keep it simple. Your face also suggests you have things to say. Wish I could have met you. You seem like the kind of guy I wouldn't mind having a beer with. Look me up if you are ever in NC.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:36am -
Presto Beardo says:
I hope one day I can figure out your real name, because I would look like a real schmuck walking around australia asking about Ned Kelly. You are awesome, go Team Poison
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:03am -
tedford says:
what can i say? i've looked forward to your shots every day these past months. to say they've inspired me is an understatement. i'll be keeping an eye on your flickr page so please keep shooting with whatever's handy. it's all magic in your hands. i hope that one day we can meet in person and share a homebrew and a laugh. i'm really counting on scientists here to make teleportation a reality in our lifetime, then you'll just be a button push away. take care of yourself my friend. it's been an absolute pleasure.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:08am -
Sir Walshington says:
going to miss your pictures and deadpan. enjoy oz. if i ever make it back over there i hope you don't mind if i look you up. bon voyages!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:48am -
brandon says:
Ned, you are and always have been one of my favorites. I will make it to Australia one of these days to wave hello at you. I will.

Until then. Or May. Because May will definitely be first.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:26am -
jnonfiction says:
You have a solid fanbase in America. So solid. You don't even know.

Take care, Darren. We'll see you on the other side.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:33pm -
mOtke says:
You've heard it before. Favorite. Awesome. Inspirational. Magic. Creepy. Amazing. Manipulator if everything that was ever good or could be good if people would just give it a chance.

You're one of the few guys that have made me speechless at times. Crazy shots. Crazy good shots.

I feel like this comment is way sappy or gooshy or over the top, but you are one of my absolute favorites. Check my fav's page. You'll see.

Best of luck to you in the future. I hope to see your shots again somewhere. Someday. Somehow.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:44pm -
Just Jamey says:
You're a great guy! I have really enjoyed your photos, and your comments. Thank you for the invite to Australia - you can bet that I'll take you up on it. And, of course, Hawaii is open to you all!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:00pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Your spaghetti tub picture will forever be in my memory. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:17pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Thanks for making this site even more amazing than it already is. I remember following Whiskerino in 2007, and I have to say, seeing the incredible work you did was a huge reason why I knew I had to participate this year. You, sir, are greatness. We all love everything you do.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:48pm -
mackle says:
I have an email reply pending to go out your way. I've been swamped with all this Throwdown stuff and just haven't had a chance to properly write back to you.

Long story short, I will contact you soon and the NedKelly / Michael Eades connection will continue to some degree.

You have always been one of my favorites here. There's an air to your photos that is hard to describe - I think it's the stoic face mixed with the absurdity at times; same sort of trick that hale unconciously deploys. Your photos are great, your insight into your life is great, your art is FANTASTIC and your comments are hilarious as well.

I also massively appreciate that you help make Whiskerino a global phenomena. I know we don't have too many people doing this outside of the US but the handfull of them (yourself included) are insanely awesome.

Thanks for being here.. I'd love to see ya again for Moustache May.

Take care. Godspeed. and look for an email reply (finally) this week.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:29pm -
hale. says:
darren, you have been almost a separate whiskerino entity, due to distance and a quietly surreal way about you, but at the same time you are part of the core of what it is that makes whiskerino so incredible. to say that your are creative is a major understatement.

you have consistently amazed and enthralled me, and i am thankful that you were here.

i will be in touch. until then, be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:15pm -
l_etranger_ says:
you, sir have been at the top of my list. so good to have grown with you. I'll hit you up if I ever make it your way... that is if you really do exist!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:43pm -
revgoomba says:
DOOOOOO MOUSTACHE MAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:49pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.