Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 10:24am
dnE ehT

I promise I won't cry.

This has been a blast. I can't put into words how much fun I've had the past few months. It was amazing meeting everyone at the Throwdown.

If you do it again someone please let me know.

Will I shave? Probably not right away.

Go @timbo !

Comments

XscatteredshowersX says:
my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25am -
robberfly says:
Great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:28am -
sariebell says:
Another gorgeous pic. I'm glad you love cats and timbo. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:29am -
Yogi Beard says:
You're talented, funny guy. I will forever enjoy your superhero theme week and "Bump in the night." Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:35am -
jnonfiction says:
I can't promise I won't cry. It was a blast talking with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:39am -
mynameisjason says:
king fav. so well done. good bye and best of luck.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:40am -
Thommy says:
Such awesome photos you took -- I'll miss them.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:54am -
tedford says:
you, sir, are one of the great things that totally made whiskerino for me this year. it's truly been a pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08am -
abar says:
next time i am in LA i would love to meet gerald. and maybe go to compton.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:19am -
jclutch says:
Excellent work man as usual- it's been a blast following you, I'll see you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:22am -
Douggal says:
Thanks for sharing your creative talent here, it is awesome. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:36am -
brandon says:
You are a joy of a person, and I'm glad to have met through these crazy facial growing sites. I hope to see you in May, if life doesn't cross our paths before then.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:57am -
Mason Bernard says:
where is this?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:57am -
Grower&Shower says:
This is a Kingfave for me. So glad I got to meet you and talk for a bit in Nashville. Take care Robert.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:25pm -
yourfavorite says:
check your emails dude! I emailed 2 timbos last night and posted one of them to the site.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:14pm -
Snuffleupagus says:
Great picture. You never disappoint. It's been grand.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:19pm -
Vanbert says:
@masonbernard corner of santa monica and wilcox
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:09pm -
keifel says:
fare well. it's been an honour and a privilege.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:16pm -
mattyc says:
FAVORITE
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:23pm -
mattyc says:
person.. not picture.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:23pm -
mattyc says:
CLAME
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:23pm -
mattyc says:
i already traded in for a newer model
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:23pm -
mattyc says:
do you want me to sign your yearbook?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:24pm -
mattyc says:
or do you already know that i'm gonna totally force you to be friends with me in real life and show up at your house and demand you take me snowboarding.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:24pm -
mattyc says:
also... are you down for an @timbo reunion.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
Childress says:
This is majestic, as usual. Thanks for kicking ass at Whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
mattyc says:
I'm seriously thinking about making a trip back to nashville in mid may b/c there's a deal on southwest...so if you dudes are down... i'm totally up for hoteling and timboing the night away.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
mattyc says:
also i've been to where that sign is.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:29pm -
Vanbert says:
@mattyc sure, we should just stay at timbo's.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:35pm -
Boaz says:
it was a pleasure meeting you this go around... don't shave; there's MM coming :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:43pm -
mattyc says:
Sweet... I'm totally down... No joke.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
Damn, I wish you could just keep taking pictures and sending them to me via email. You are on the top of my I don't want to miss list. Take care, man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
Dunkle Swiftkick says:
I drove past this spot twice today. Both times I looked to see if you were still standing there. I felt stupid for looking the first time, but looking a second time that is just crazy. How creepy would that have been if you were sill just standing there frozen.

Send me an email next time you guys are playing cards or going on a bike ride.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:59pm -
Phil says:
Super shot. Stay awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:00pm -
Pip says:
A true King. We'll miss you big time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:46pm -
Jar says:
Great shot man! Not that I expect anything less. You contributed some amazing work this year, and it was an honor growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:58pm -
sethro says:
i should have expected you to come through with a photo like this. you're so unpretentious in person, and your photos are so good. that's a really nice combo. great meeting you at the throwdown, great following you for four months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
9schwander says:
dude... you're definitely one of my favorites from this time around. Spectacular work... you're a super-happy-fun-time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:14pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Hey, It was a pleasure meeting you in real life. you are a class act my friend.
And if you were serious about attending my daughter's wedding in Las Vegas, its June 21 and bring your camera. We would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have you there. Email me for the details. my address is on my page.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:22pm -
zackle says:
Ah, vanbert. My favorite new little buddy.

Aside from being bummed out that it's the last day, I really wish I could hang out with certain folks on here all the time. You're pretty high on that list, even though we just met for the first time in Nashville. If I could live out that way and party with you and Mason and Terry (I refuse to acknowledge their real names) and Os and Juan, I totally would. Maybe I will, who knows. It's too freaking cold here.

See you around. Looking forward to crazy links in my IM every day, timbo pics and Moustache May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:28pm -
zackle says:
I'm a poet and I don't know it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:29pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Your style. Your craft. Your imagination. Give it to me.

Seriously man, your mind must work in magical ways because you delivered like no other this season. Thank you for sharing.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:38pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Vanbert You have brought the game with you to this whiskerino & you have excelled. You have blown us all away with your ideas, creativity & photography!

You sir are a champion and a King!

You also pushed me and made me really have to up my game also. I felt true sportsmanship and it was exhilirating, fun, challenging and interesting.

Thankyou Sir.
Mabe we will meet again.

Peace & love brother!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:20pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30pm -
Poe says:
aaaaawww... this is such a great shot. Seriously, It's perfect.

Your a class act my friend. I'm not going to make a big deal in the comment because we are going to talk soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:45pm -
Poe says:
Don't make me send timbo after you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:46pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. wow i love the hollywood shadow project.

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:48pm -
Zach says:
epic end. take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:11pm -
wondermade says:
You killed it, over and over this Whiskerino.
I'm glad we had the time to connect in Nashville - if you even head to the LA of the East (Orlando? Probably not) drop me a line. Thank your wife for tolerating the often distracting Whiskerwebs.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:32pm -
mu says:
Take care Vanbert. You are an amazing and incredibly talented guy. Wish you lived closer, I think we would enjoy hanging.

Can't wait to follow you in May, as for me I'm still going to sport the beard. Just can't do the stache. Kids would freak.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:34pm -
themightyjones says:
Have really enjoyed your awesomeness. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:34pm -
BURNEY says:
I have tons of photo's of that sign.. It's quite awesome.. as are your photo's . Take care.. see you around . Please come out to the show sometime. Drinks on me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:51pm -
Andrew says:
It really has been fun, hasn't it?

thanks for constantly posting awesome photos. I added you on flickr and I hope you keep posting there. It was great getting to meet and talk with you last weekend, and I hope we cross paths again at some point.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:52pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
You were awesome and amazing this year. You reached celebrity status in my book. I was so happy to have been able to meet and talk with a celebrity at the Throwdown. =)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:01pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
Hey Robert - it was great meeting you in Nashville. Your photos these past four months have been amazing, and you're every bit as great a guy as the they suggest. Make sure to keep in touch. I'll drop you a line if I'm ever in California.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:51pm -
TheStride says:
Amazing as usual. It's been a pleasure sir. I've been admiring your work on here consistently. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:14pm -
Barefoot says:
How long had you been planning this shot! unbelievable. You have amazed me with you shots. Serious. stay in touch! Twitter. andrewbarefoot.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:20pm -
Poe says:
@Vanbert I'm looking forward to your photos in May and my comments.

I know it has been said a few times above but seriously great turn out this year. Your photos are perhaps some of the best this thing has seen. I'm looking forward to collaborating with you in future projects.

See you next summer or tomorrow on the internet.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
hankbobs says:
Vanbert - I really was stoked to get to talk bikes with you at the TD. I have been so impressed with your pictures over the years, and you brought the stainless this year as well. This photo above is just further proof that you are a magician. Someday it would be great to ride with you, until then, I bid you adieu
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:26pm -
Eric the Beard says:
AWESOME! AWESOME AWESOME!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:26pm -
Fofe says:
This is beautiful! Such a classic way to end this final chapter. Great to talk to you in Nashville. Your work these 4 months has been amazing. Hope to see you in May. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33pm -
Presto Beardo says:
You came out of nowhere and blew me away this year, so awesome
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:36pm -
Chinfropro says:
YOU ARE THE MAN! Loved all of your stuff. Great to meet you in person. Take care of yourself and keep being awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:38pm -
Mason Bernard says:
im really happy you did this with me this year. lets hang out this week.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:41pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Man, I wish this was my ending shot. So great. First, thanks for letting me know that such a cool thing as the Hollywood shadow project exists (kind of gives you faith in humanity again). And second, to end on the ode to Casablanca... pitch perfect. Many a beautiful friendship beginning here. Congrats on some of the most brilliant images of the past four months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your first (or was it second?) King Beard was the first time I recognized how awesome this thing was going to be. Your creativity knows no bounds and I can only aspire to your level. If only there was a Whiskerino '11 but alas.

I hope to see much greatness from you in the future. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:51pm -
damnweather says:
i'm so glad we got to hang out last weekend. you have made yourself into a whiskerino legend.

@timbo,
Shane
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
yourfavorite says:
So Robert, I've been putting off commenting on your photo all day because I wanted to write lots of stuff, but I'm running out of time so I'm going to have to keep it on the short side.

You have been one of my favorites since MM09. You've had some amazing photographs and some even better ideas. I seriously could have favorited just about all of your images. Thanks for the inspiration and good times you've brought to this place. I had a blast hanging out with you at the throw down and I'm terribly sorry that we are no good at Bocce ball, but I believe that we had more fun than all the other teams combined which in my opinion makes us the real winners. Let's keep in touch and hopefully we'll get to hang out this summer. The GF is a little weary of LA so you're going to have to show us how awesome it is. Oh, but before that... See you in May with Moustaches in full force.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:04pm -
revgoomba says:
Hey Boab! Is it okay if I call you Boab?

It was great growing and showing with you again. It's been awesome and meeting you in person was super cool. I will assume I'll be seeing you in MM10 so I shant be using my goodbyes on you. Ha ah! Stay cool buddy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:20pm -
l_etranger_ says:
Missed being able to speak with you at the TD. Maybe I can come out to LA to visit @davidknapp and we can hook up. peace man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:26pm -
hale. says:
robert, your photographic skills always amazed and amused me throughout whiskerino.

then you found your calling in life. @timbo.

thanks for being here and for being so awesome. see you soon i hope.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:39pm -
Ace says:
so... you were really good at whiskerino.
ive always been impressed when new people come in and takeover like that. and i was most impressed with you dude... besides, didnt you get the most kbs or something? i didnt even get one. haha... anyways, glad you were here. whiskerino wouldnt be the same without you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:52pm -
David Knapp says:
Vanbert! It has been great to make your friendship, and grow along side you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:57pm -
JamesC says:
May your future be that of a cat; hours of laying around eating tuna.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:20am -
cary norton says:
fortunately you're right next to a liquor store and can drink your whisker woes away. salut!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:51am -
Paragone says:
Mr Vanbert. You did bring a mean game this whiskerino. I have favorited many of your images and this one is nothing short of one of the best you have put up. You were also one of the first beardos I met and am glad I did --- Thanks for the good times and thanks for the hangtime at the pub. Hopefully we'll see you around soon.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:20am -
pcain says:
I may be coming to LA soon... hopefully I can make up for not talking to you at the throwdown!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:56pm -
Noelix says:
g.damn man even on the last day you're killing it! You're very quiet and not imposing in person, but online you are a BEAST! Well done with all the photos man. It was great to meet you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:31pm -
Just Jamey says:
You will be missed. Bless you! We should hang in Hawaii or California. I spend a good part of every year in each.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:11pm -
Dschonn says:
You are a brilliant photographer and I love that we got to hang out as much as we did. I'll try to make it to that city of angels sometime soon. I'll want to hang out with all you guys.

See you in May!


Right?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:06pm -
c dub says:
we need to be buds. we may have talked about this, but i haven't slept much lately. i'll be in LA around June 12th, 13th ish. i'm doing that big bike ride deal of course and it ends in LA. we did talk about this didn't we? shew. anyway, i got yo email. i'll hit you up.

you are one cool whiskerweirdo. talk to you soon.

cw
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:31pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Van, you are a Whiskerino mad scientist. It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know you these past few months. I end up in Cali a few times a year, so here's to future meetups.

Also, hopefully you don't get sued for your collaboration in the smugglerino site.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:17pm -
Mason Bernard says:
thanks for doing this with me it was great, im really happy for you and all your king beards. menchies?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:37pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.