Beards

For this body of work, I wanted to keep in mind the Vandyke process and the traditional content that was found on the antique images. Old school gentlemen with beards. While using the Van Dyke process, I kept in mind the idea of men and beards but wanted to show how todays gentlemen have changed. Their version of dressing up for a formal photo shoot is wearing a button down shirt, maybe a tie, and maybe a hat. What we deem acceptable in todays society would have shamed men from the past. Nonetheless, this is what we’ve become.  

2012