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Matt Rainwaters’ Portraits of the Greatest Beards & Mustaches

By fotosiamo on August 9th 2012

Here at SLR Lounge, we love creative personal projects, especially those are remarkably different and make you want to say “why didn’t I think of that?” Texas photographer Matt Rainwaters shot what is probably one of the wildest portrait series that I’ve seen of late. All of his subjects have in common – a crazy beard and/or a crazy mustache.

Lighting-wise, Matt chose to use a single ringflash. He then had the subject stand against a black background. Very simple lighting for a crazy bunch of characters! If you want to see how to use a ring flash for your own work, you can check out our previous article on The Slanted Lens’ use of Ring Flash.

In the mean time, be sure to check out the entire series by Matt on his website.

Thanks to Fstoppers for finding these images!

UPDATE: You can now purchase Matt’s book Beard at Chronicle Books.


Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwaters

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwaters

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwater

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwater

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwater

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwater

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwaters

Portraits of Beards & Mustaches by Matt Rainwaters

About

Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Ed Rhodes

    wow, a lot of work most go into that facial hair

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  2. Anthony McFarlane

    I am way to impatient to grow that much facial hair. Great Photos!

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