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A friendly gentleman with an amazing beard used to run the Hess gas station in front of Manassas Mall in Virginia. He kept the massive full beard pretty much all of the time, but occasionally would shave it off and commence re-growing it again right away. One time when he was in the early stages of growing the beard again, I looked at his beard in awe and thought to myself that the beard growth was so dense and abundant, that it appeared to gush out from his face. He was a beard gusher — an extraordinary sight, indeed!
I would guess that he has long-since retired by now. I haven’t been to Virginia in many years. Still, I’ll never forget the sight of that powerful beard. Beards like his are rarely seen. This makes an excellent case for documentary beard photography. Great beards should be photographed!
Leigh of Australia submitted his photo for the beards of the world gallery along with a couple of photos of bearded predecessors: his maternal great grandfather and great great grandfather. All three are unquestionably fine examples of praiseworthy beards.
Dr. Walter Thomas (above).
Dr. John Thomas (above).
Now go to see Leigh in the beards of the world gallery.
This is another example of original beard photography from beards.org. There is much more to come.