Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 4:53pm
I suck at goodbyes.

Let's face it. It's a bummer that it's over. I think it's just knowing that this is the final day of The Final Chapter. It all sounds so... well... final, doesn't it?

The last four months have been wild. I want to thank you all for the creativity that you brought to the table on a daily basis. And how about that Throwdown, huh? Mind-melting, in more ways than one.

@mackle, we owe you a debt of gratitude. It's been said a million times already throughout the years, but thank you. I know you didn't single-handedly make this community what it has evolved into (we all did), but without a crazy idea and the hard work to bring it to the masses, we'd all be clueless and bored and boring and bald-faced. Well, I would anyway. You're the best. I am proud to call you, and everyone else here, a friend.

So, dudes and dudettes... stay rad, take care, and please do keep in touch. I'll see you in May, every May, until that ends too. But it never will. Because I won't let it. And neither will you.

High fives,


EdwardTeach says:
your photos have been consistently amazing. thanks for being a part of this community.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:53pm -
Jake says:
Be in touch, pal. You're a champ.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:54pm -
sariebell says:
You, sir, are totally a complete and super awesome hogger. I hope we can stay friends via these magic internets. If not, I'll think about you in faded colors from time to time.

High fives until next time... there will be some kinda next time. I hafta melt me brains again!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:54pm -
Robfrenzy says:
I'd give you a high five. You're a good man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:54pm -
Vanbert says:
when we finally met i knew this was something special. thanks for all the rides timbo...

oh crap this is zach's page. so well uh yeah. you're a cool dude and this is not goodbye for us. i plan to see you in the morning and bombard you with cats. gerald says hi, come to CA and get in n out.

have a great summer your pal,
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:58pm -
jclutch says:
You're a hero dude, this archive you built this year is the bees knees; be proud of it. See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:58pm -
specialshoes says:
you are a class act, sir. nice meeting you. i look forward to seeing you in may. you are consistently one of my favorite photographers here. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:00pm -
Grower&Shower says:

Thanks for your amazing shots and supportive comments throughout this whole thing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:00pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
The master of faded shots. One of my top 10 beards to follow each day. I liked the graphic design artistic viewpoint you gave your shots.

Wish I could have chased you down and chatted with you at the Throwdown.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:07pm -
jeremyokai says:
Great images this whole time Zackle. See you in the future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:12pm -
Ploafmaster says:
You're also one of the first people I followed here, because seriously, your pics have been amazing pretty much always. I'll miss seeing them every day, but I follow you on Flickr, so I look forward to seeing whatever else you might photograph in the future.

Rock on man. On the real.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:14pm -
robberfly says:
It's been great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!

Go #team-renaud!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:14pm -
jnonfiction says:
To the Real World, @zackle. You're awesome. No, you're awesome. No, you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:22pm -
Vanbert says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:23pm -
aaron itchyface says:
best wishes man, it was great growing and showing with you. i loved every one of your photos this year, keep doing what your doing! see ya in may?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:24pm -
tedford says:
thanks for consistently raising the bar every day. it's been truly amazing and i'm glad i had a couple of chances to meet you in person. so ttfn and i'll be seeing you around the interwebs.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:25pm -
brandon says:
We both started with an idea for our archive. You finished yours and it looks amazing. You perserved with awesome all four months.

It was great to meet you this time around. You are a giant here, and one of the reasons I look forward to May.

Also, I'm gonna steal that shirt. Watch your back.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:26pm -
Jaymz! says:
you ended the same way you started... or well shirt wise. I enjoyed following your run. thanks for the fine photos. peace.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:27pm -
JamesC says:
high five back at you. was nice meeting you, stay awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:30pm -
android says:
it is time - time to move on and go our separate ways - yet we'll always have this time together. take care brother.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:39pm -
cary norton says:
yeah, high five back. a big one.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:39pm -
miguelito says:
thanks for showing any interest in what i do, man. you're one of the people i viewed as most intimidating going into this, despite the fact that you're good friends with @renaud. to have acknowledgment by you has been really awesome for me. i could never dream of jocking your style or talent cuz i'm not that good. but you are. you killed it so many times. i think you're brilliant. so thanks for being an inspiration and then just an all around cool dude when we met, etc.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:41pm -
miguelito says:
i king fave you. one last time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:41pm -
Zach says:
see ya man. thanks for being so awesome.
brother zach.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:42pm -
9schwander says:
You've been an inspiration.... I hope to be half the 'art fart' you certainly are. Outstanding job... hope to meet you someday.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:48pm -
shularbrau says:
I have not comment much on your photos and that's a damn shame because I LOVE your style so much. The muted tones are beautiful and you have one of the coolest archives around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:53pm -
mims attack says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:11pm -
Beard Goggles says:
you're the most bestest homie.

I'm not saying goodbye, because I know I'll see you again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:13pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I would always recognize your pictures from the thumb without even having to look at the name. You rock, man. Best of luck to you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:21pm -
aaron b says:

you are absolutely awesome. seriously. I appreciate all your comments. and your creativity. and your awesomeness. I will see you in May.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:25pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Hey man, I won't get all gushy and stuff.

You know I think your shit is awesome.

Let's do this again sometime.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:25pm -
aaron b says:
p.s. that shirt is awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:25pm -
sethro says:
it was great (finally) meeting you, @zackle. until May then, or until @renaud convinces you into a detroit meetup.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:25pm -
Beardo says:
I wish I could make a toboggan and beard look like you do, but you're pretty, which has it's downsides. I just can't actually think of any.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:26pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
there were times (many, many times) when you had left me quite speechless. like, i literally didn't know what to type. like now. i've been sitting here for about 10 minutes. typing and deleting. just know that you are greater than you know. take it to heart, and make it grow.

see you on the flip side.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:31pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Zackle, hello not goodbye. I am glad I already have you on all my interweb social lists, because if I never spoke to you again, I would be pissed. Sorry I missed you at the Td this year, it was my fault Adios!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:40pm -
mattyc says:
hello fine sir..this is not goodbye this is see you in a couple months. also make sure you drop me awesome links via AIM like you nomally do.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:44pm -
mattyc says:
you are awesome as awlays and i love yous....no homo
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:44pm -
ilikeschool says:
sad. bye.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:52pm -
Pip says:
Thanks for bringing nothing but awesomeness this year. I've enjoyed every day.

Stay great, and be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
julialikesbeards says:

seeya there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:00pm -
yourfavorite says:
I have thoroughly enjoyed your photos. You've had some great shots and some even better ideas. I can't wait to see what you come up with in May. Until then friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:03pm -
Scrivener says:
It was really good to finally get to meet you. I'm hoping that you'll be growing & showing again come May? I'll look for you, definitely.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:04pm -
North Beard South says:
it was great to meet you at the throwdown, man. stay cool
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:06pm -
Nate Frog says:
Goodbye sir. It has been a pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:14pm -
elldub says:
i miss these subtle low-saturated shots already.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
Jar says:
Zackle, so glad we could do this one more time. You always bring the awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
elldub says:
and we will hang out.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
elldub says:
and I will tattoo you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:20pm -
Phil says:
High five! See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:21pm -
mu says:
You have been one of the best. A real artist. I have loved and have looked forward to what you would bring each day.

And hey that was a good goodbye. I will follow you on Mustache May as I know you will always bring your best and will be incredible. As for me, sorry can't do the stache, but Whiskerino has been so so much more than I could have imagined. It stretched me, allowed me to be a bit creative, made me see even more how amazing family is, and how important it is to have a sense of brotherhood. Even though we really never met, I have been glad to share this experience with a participant of your caliber. It would not have been the same without you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:35pm -
R E N A U D says:
we need to live in the same apartment complex again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
jonshell says:
your photos have been consistently awesome. so has your beard.

and so have you. take care. see you in may.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:58pm -
mynameisjason says:
high fives forever.

thanks for being awesome. see you in may (i can't believe i'm really gonna do moustache may... but i think i will).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you are really starting to grow on me man. You've been amazing these four months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:06pm -
Dirty Pirate says:
it maybe goodbye, but not the end.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:18pm -
punchbag says:
peace, yo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:22pm -
Paragone says:
Your photos were a constant inspiration to me. Every time I'd get on the site and think about a photobooth cop out I would look at your pics and try to step up my game. Good to hang with you at the TD and hope to see you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
i love this final installment @zackle. you are a top fella, great whiskeroony and really enjoyed your pictures & participation again this time.

peace be with you bro! you rule!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:33pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Saddest shirt in the universe.

Your shots provided a great source of inspiration. Thank you for 4 months of great.

Take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:36pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you Zackle.
great shot, as per usual. you are a talent.

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:48pm -
Taylor says:
awesome needs to be your middle name...
take care brotha...

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:52pm -
Poe says:
If you look back I was a lurker too in 2003 (I started a month late after watching for a few weeks)

Zackle, you had a great showing this year. I have a huge appreciation for the simplicity and consistency of your shots.

Also, I love the typeface of your shirt. (trying to guess what it is now.... Not Bodoni)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:57pm -
wondermade says:
You and @Renaud should move into my apartment complex (aka my carport). Low rent! Nice winters! Noisy children!)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:05pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Yeh, the beach helped for sure.

You are awesome sir, and I'm glad to call you a friend. Feel free to give me a shout anytime. See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:06pm -
Jarrett says:
Your photos were always a favorite of mine - I was insanely jealous of the color you were able to get. Take care man...keep in touch!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Karl says:
You have made me look at photography in a completely different way. The colours you achieved made me sit back in wonderment. I aspire to create something remotely close to what you had done routinely since day 1. One day, we may meet, and I will want to shake your hand. So long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:26pm -
Spitzer says:
you're good people. and keep taking photos cause they're damn good. love ya bro.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:28pm -
Barefoot says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:51pm -
jason says:
your shots have just been killer these past months. glad i got chance to meet you...hopefully i'll see you in may. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:53pm -
TheStride says:
Thank you for helping to make it awesome. Seriously. You've been a super inspiration to me. I look forward may. It's been a pleasure, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:54pm -
revgoomba says:
Dude... you KNOW you'll see me in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33pm -
mackle says:
i didn't read any of that above gushing so I'm flying blind here in terms of ignorance of repetition. I'm sure I'm going over ground that has been covered but I'm going with it anyway.

You brought some serious awesomeness this year. You have always been upper echelon beard grower but you cranked that shit to 11 this year. So enjoyable.

I won't make this a mushy goodbye because I'm seeing you in May.. this is far from goodbye. And I want you to hold me to that never-letting-MM-die thing.

You should message me on IM more and let me send you zip files of random music you might like. I would enjoy that. You would enjoy that. Make it happen.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33pm -
Fofe says:
It's been great fun to see your photos each day. You always find a way to surprise or see something a little differently. I enjoyed meeting you at the TD, and sharing tacos at the dinner. Hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:39pm -
Chinfropro says:
You're the shit dude really. I will miss not seeing more of your stuff. I will be in lurk mode come MM and will be doing @BeardGoggles shots. You take care of yourself. You are a talented young lad, stay that way. Peace.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your calendar is so consistently awesome I can't believe I don't get to see more. I might just MM for the privilege.

Take care-
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:00pm -
Terry Masters says:
dude. DUDE! great meeting up and hanging out in Nashville last weekend. we talked a few times, had a little one-on-one at the Mercy Lounge but really wish we could have talked much more (that damn @masonbernard wants me all to himself). if you ever really consider moving out here, please let us know. it would be great. for @masonbernard. he needs friends. i have a family and never see the light of day. you know how to contact us so stay in touch. and at least come to visit. we have great weather here.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:35pm -
damnweather says:
hey, just FYI, hanging out with you was one of the definite highlights of last weekend. i hope that sorta thing can happen again some day, hopefully without you cutting your finger on random harmless objects.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:50pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Your photos are rad. You are definitely talented, and your affinity for stripes is amusing.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:57pm -
Ace says:
youve always been one of my favs. sorry i couldnt get that dang meat cat though.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:59pm -
hankbobs says:
zackle - I'll always have GrossLips thanks you you. thanks.

No really, thanks a lot
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:33am -
hankbobs says:
On a serious not, your color coordinated theme during this run has been artistically one of the best things I've seen. Really love your photos.

hope to see you in May, take care
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:34am -
Davis says:
high fives to you too arty dude. or something. cannawait for stache-time this year. it will be epic (and most likely way more people than we're going to expect).
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:15am -
JamesC says:
PHOTOSHOP; SHAME THIS F*CKER. Come on, I know it's the last day and everything but this guy needs to be shamed HARD.

You were on my favorite list and really annoyed me to see your face each day, something was wrong with my browser so I couldn't get rid of you. So you motivated my poison a lot with your shitty photos.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:02am -
Daniel says:
Such great compositions and use of color. Love your collection. Amazing stuff.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:34am -
miguelito says:
i read something about zip files of new musics. i'd like to get in on that.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:00pm -
Ace says:
really though zackle, youve always been one of my favorites from the first time i joined these facial hair things. your photos always have a way about them that capture my attention, even in their simplicity. i really hope we get to connect again because you seem like a rad dude that i would totally be friends with if we didnt live, you know.... as far as across the united states as possible. haha... anyways, i have a feeling that ill see you again soon. keep in touch dude.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:17pm -
Dschonn says:
Your distinctive style is based on such simplicity that it would have been really easy for the whole thing to get old after a while, but because you're the brilliant artist you are, we are all left wanting more. I'm curious to see what you'll bring to Moustache May this year.

And stay out of the sun.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:41pm -
ben says:
it was wonderful growing with you this year. you are incredible in many ways and i hope one day our paths cross once more.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:39pm -
mOtke says:
I would leave you an outrageous story, but instead I will tell you that I loved your photos this year. Sorry we didn't get to chat at Throwdown. Sorry that I set your house on fire that one time. I apologize for the chain letters and forwarding of the spam messages. I'm also sorry for the burnt toast and the supermarket scare of 2008. And let's not forget that time that you and I were talking about something important and milk shot out my nose for no reason.

Basically, you're awesome. Thanks for making whiskerino more awesome this year.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:59pm -
hale. says:
zackle, i have been terrible about commenting this year, and your photos are something i should be commenting on daily. multiple times even. you absolutely killed it this year, consistently amazing doesn't even begin to cover it.

you work magic. beautiful, creative magic.

take care of yourself and be well my friend.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:00pm -
Andrew says:
man I have tried to copy and steal every bit of you style that I can. You've been an inspiration and I'm going to atrophy in the meantime between now and May.

let's keep in touch. I have a lot more to learn.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:27pm -
Ned Kelly says:
See you laters! I really really loved your photos …

i think youve done a more than awesome job showing how curves is an excellent tool when dealing with digital images they can make possibly ordinary images spring in to life… not that your images are ordinary… awesome awesome unpaid job!!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:16pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Thank you for the inspiration and entertainment, you really made it fun! Thank you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:59pm -
wondermade says:
I would like to hang out again. I hope that can happen. You're photos are among the best here, or anywhere. Don't neglect your gift now that February has drawn to a close.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:10pm -
l_etranger_ says:
Dude, it was good to hang with you in the best western parking lot. I'll never tell @mackle that you told me, @carynorton, and @abar the secret king sneak link. NEVER! I'm trustworthy!!!!!! Anyway, hopefully we can meet again. If you are in the southeast again hit me up as I'd love to buy you a beer. peace.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:20pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.