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Badass Beard Competitions

Photographer Sheri Manson Shoots Fantastic Facial Hair

— December 21, 2011 — Unique
If you're one of the many people who was obsessed with Movember or its tag along cousin Decembeard, you're going to love photographer Sheri Manson's latest series of shots from the World Beard Championships.

The shots feature some of the most outlandish characters from this year's competition, most of them dressed in ridiculous outfits, including lumberjacks, vikings, Popeye the Sailor Man, colonels, fishermen, and generals. As a photographer, Sheri Manson's skill lies in her ability to give these men the sophisticated yet bizarre aura they imbue their characters with.

The images are comic, grandiose, and undeniably fun, a testament to the skills of the photographer. Sheri Manson's talent hasn't gone unnoticed in the corporate world. Her client list includes heavyweight companies like Nike, Fortune, and The Guardian. With an eye like hers and natural characters like the ones featured in this collection, it's not a surprise that these photographs are so captivating.

The 2012 World Beard & Mustache competition is set for Sunday, November 11th, 2012. Start working on your facial hair game now.
Trend Themes
1. Facial Hair Competitions - There is a growing trend of facial hair competitions where participants showcase their outlandish and creative facial hair styles.
2. Photography in Niche Subcultures - Photographers like Sheri Manson are finding success in capturing unique and niche subcultures such as facial hair competition participants.
3. Sophistication in Eccentric Fashion - The combination of sophisticated styling with eccentric fashion choices is becoming popular in events like the World Beard Championships.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - Fashion and apparel industries can explore new opportunities by creating specialized clothing and accessories for facial hair competitions.
2. Photography and Visual Arts - The photography and visual arts industry can consider catering to niche subcultures by capturing images of unconventional events like facial hair competitions.
3. Event Planning and Marketing - The event planning and marketing industry can tap into the demand for unique and eccentric events like the World Beard Championships.
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