Well, running around New York City again- and before I talk about anything too serious here, saw a very fun set of work while in the Chelsea neighborhood. Since much of my own work deals with issues around masculine identity in our current day and age, I found David Mead’s work a very humorous approach to the topic.
Below is a quote about the work from Mead’s site: http://davemead.com/magnificent/ where you can see more images of his work. Very fun stuff indeed. Check out the variety of masculinity that can be found in facial hair alone!
“In 2009, Austin, Texas photographer Dave Mead traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to capture portraits of the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championship contestants. The celebrated Magnificent Specimens will be on display at Chelsea Market in New York City, May 9 – June 30, 2010.” (Quote from David Mead’s site)