Portraits of Beards by Matt Rainwaters

Peek at Amazing Facial Hair in this Beardfolio

Portraits of Beards by Matt Rainwaters

There are beards, and then there are beards. To create this series of hair-heavy portraits, Austin-based photographer Matt Rainwaters traveled to the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, where he captured contestants in their hirsute glory. "It was an event I had been interested in for quite some time and it is only held once every two years internationally," he explained. "Seemed like a great place to meet some real characters." As you'll see in these excerpts from his "Beardfolio," he definitely did just that.

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