Whiskerino 2009


is Growing and Showing™

These are the results of 120 days without touching a hair of my head.

(You can check the mid progress here)

I'm not good at saying goodbye, and I'm even worse at saying it in English...

Anyway, Whiskerino has exceeded by far all my expectations. It has been a constant fun these four months... and also a challenge for creativity and photographic skills.

The good vibe going on in Whiskerino has been awesome.

My only regrets are missing the previous editions and not being able to attend to the throwdown.

@mackle, thank you very much for creating this "beard contest". Not only it is an excellent site, but you are a very nice guy and an excellent, supportive and helpful curator.

Also, I must thank a lot of my close persons (wife, family, friends, work colleagues) who have been helping me a lot during this.

I will miss you, guys, and I hope to meet most of you in the Moustache May...

Godspeed to all of you!!!
posted: February 28 @ 11:50am


jclutch says:
You brought it so hard I think my first born's beard will be stringer just from me having seen your archive. It's been a pleasure growing with you everyday! Cheers sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:53am -
jclutch says:

Also, see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:54am -
robberfly says:
Nice growing & showing w/ you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
rnnbrwn says:
Great to see some additional European action this year. And from my second favourite country (second only to Scotland)!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:10pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You are an incredibly talented and cool person. It's been an honor. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:11pm -
aaron b says:
If you're not good at saying goodbye in English, you can simply say "hasta la vista." I'm sure enough of us have seen The Terminator to know what that means. But seriously, I have really enjoyed your photos the past 4 months. If you ever hear of a bearded white boy wandering around Zaragoza speaking broken spanish, it will probably be me, so please help me find my way to a friendly place. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:15pm -
Fofe says:
You have done some amazing work this year. So glad you were able to participate. Really enjoyed your work! Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:44pm -
tedford says:
yours were some of the best photos whiskerino has ever seen. it's been a pleasure growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:49pm -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
Yo. We hope to take our honeymoon in Spain. It would be great if we could meet up with you and your lady. If you are interested, let me know how I can get in touch with you! If you facebook, you can find my lady's page by searching for f r a n c e s u l m a n (without spaces).

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:02pm -
Robfrenzy says:
you are amazing and please continue to be creative, you produce some amazing things. Thanks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:53pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Your shots were an inspiration to me and I could only strive to meet their excellence. Farewell to you good sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:35pm -
mattyc says:
the half way is the best b/c of zoidberg.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:11pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and you should totally make an animaged gif of these and clame it for us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:12pm -
mattyc says:
your shots always ruled.. I think i remember you saying your wife took most of them for you.. she is a great photographer... it's been awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:12pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
2,000 comments and you aren't even comfortable with english.
You sir, are the man.
Happy trails my friend. You were awesome
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:26pm -
Phil says:
GODSPEED! See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:42pm -
jnonfiction says:
@flainez, you were a total and welcome surprise. Thanks for making it International.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:56pm -
Jar says:
So much greatness! Thank you for being here and being you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:45pm -
elldub says:
You've done Team Livermush proud. It was a pleasure bearding with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:26pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Hey flainez!
You RULE!! you have been bringing on the AWESOME daily!!!
And really been raising the bar around here!!!!

good luck for the future & peace be with you!!
you are a legend & superstar!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:46pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your calendar contains some truly incredible stuff. I loved January 15th.

Take care and thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
keifel says:
thank you for you amazing contributions. without you it wouldn't have been the same.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:28pm -
themightyjones says:
Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:59pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Flainez, you are awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:10pm -
wondermade says:
It's truly a pity that the enormous distance between us kept you from the throwdown. But it's remarkable that it didn't keep you from anything else. You were a constant source of inspiration and creativity throughout this Whiskerino.
Great work, always.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
yourfavorite says:
See you later flainez. You've had some truly remarkable images over the past 4 months and I'm so glad you were a part of this adventure. Thanks for being here and I hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
Eric the Beard says:
You did so great, thank you for being awesome and way to go team attendance.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
hankbobs says:
flainez - you did a few things that I had though of doing, and did them way better than I could ever. You did a few other things that I could never have imagined. For both of these, my hat is off to you. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:11pm -
revgoomba says:
You bet I'll see you in May and what more I know you're going to bring it! You're a legend when it comes to daily photos. Your energy astounds me and inspires me. Keep it going buddy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:16pm -
mattyc says:
Dud.. I had no idea english was not your native tounge...you hide it well...and glad you get me now.. sometimes i dont even know if i get me. But i sure have fun being me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:34pm -
flainez says:
@aaronb @Flotsam&Beardsam and @anyone else that want to contact me, you can reach me at mcflainez (at) gmail (dot) com.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56pm -
miguelito says:
you killed it so many times here. your water drop was the first real hint of your photographic greatness. i applaud you for being awesome. and thanks for being awesome to me also.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:07am -
mims attack says:
I didn't comment a ton on your stuff over the past 4 months, but everyday I looked forward to your awesome photos. truly one of the best on here, bringing it 100% every day.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:08am -
Noelix says:
You were an amazing part of this whiskerino, @flainez. I was amazed at many of your photos and still think your nirvana shot deserved a win! Take care buddy, I'll look you up if I am ever in Spain.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:28pm -
Just Jamey says:
You're a great guy! I never got that album artwork from you. If you choose to send, send it to jameywbennett AT gmail DOT com. Keep in touch!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:45pm -
l_etranger_ says:
Flainez, it truly was a pleasure. Bon voyage good sir; may I see you yet again one day.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:48pm -
mOtke says:
You were a great addition to the whiskerino experience this year. Thanks for your kind words, your creative shots, and your enthusiasm for the whiskerino.

I hope that all good things in life come your way.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:20pm -
Ace says:
youre photos were top notch all season long. really though... way to whiskerino dude. see ya.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:20pm -
Andrew says:
Man, your photos have always been really amazing. Keep taking amazing pictures and if you ever get a flickr account add me as a contact. I've been blown away by the stuff you do.

keep after it and stay in touch. see you in May for sure.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:16pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Your photos were truly inspirational to me. I started this thing with the goal of growing as a photographer, and it was the photos from guys like you that pushed me to grow and learn. I owe you thanks for growing and showing with me.

My wife and I made it out to Spain last year and realized it was our favorite country in Europe. We promised to come back again. Maybe someday we can share an evening over tapas.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:25pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
You made Whiskerino a truly remarkable experience. Each one of your shots was phenomenal -- and the amount of time, effort and attention to detail that went into each one is awe inspiring. You really were one of my favorites here and one of the first beards I started following. Thank you so much for everything you did here. You are one of the greats! Take care, sir.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:46pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.