The story speaks for itself . Beard has traditionally been a large part of the man’s identity. The hairy face decoration has for several centuries helped to dictate mature and more classic beard has been a part of the man’s uniform.
The Musketeers , the Hungarian hussars , the British army . Just to name a few. But also in Denmark , we have seen a growing trend of beard growth. It is no longer just hipsters and rock musicians who are allowed to grow their beard with inspiration for the seventies. It has now also been generally recognized to grow a beard in both politics and business world.
In October , the sixth official World Cup beard held in Leogang , Austria .
350 participants from 22 different nationalities competed in 18 different categories. What previously may have been a competition for older beard originals old classic uniforms have evolved over time into something more . Average age of participants is declining and competition bears a clear mark of an emerging youth with a desire to grow the beard . Many of the participants have a mission and a purpose in their beards , whether it is to use it to charity or just spread the general acceptance around the wearing
Arne Bielefeldt , 50 years old , from San Francisco – USA
Category: Full Beard Freestyle“I started to grow my beard in my young years as an activist . Back then it was just a matter of getting it as far as the head possible. It sits well not like this everyday , usually it’s just a long beard that goes down above the navel . But bustle has always styled my beard itself. I usually use six hours to put it . 6 hours with cheap hairspray and a hair dryer , you get this result. “
Lasse Bak Mejlvang has over the last 15 years taken portraits , fashion reportage and with his camera. It is among others . been to this series BEARD.
He has traveled the globe and told her stories about the daily life of some of the world ‘s poorest areas.
In her like a repotage photographer doing Mejlvang also fashion editorials and portraits for both newspapers and fashion magazines .
With a mixture of its stylish fashion photographs and his narrative rappotage photos, Lasse Mejlvang a photographic style very few photographers can emulate.
Just to name a few, Mejlvang worked for Chanel, L’ Oreal , Elle , vs Magazine and many media.