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The Chronicles of Follicles Recapitulation

Set up for "Joe The Barber"

Chapter one of The Chronicles of Follicles has come to a close and we couldn’t be happier with the results.  People from all backgrounds gathered together in harmony to bask in the aura of Man’s hairy gift; the beard.  Being a DornBrothers project, Nate and I felt much pride knowing that we had done our part to bring the people of the world a little bit closer.  But it wasn’t all easy, we worked hard gathering the men to photograph, developing the characters they would become, finding locations in which to shoot them and then processing the captured images into a work of art.  Then came the printing, the framing, securing a space in which to have a show, hanging the prints, getting refreshments (thank you Stacy and Frances), the beer (sponsored by Pabst), and finally, the grueling act of getting the word out.  Once all that was done all we had to do was set up our photo booth, pile up some fake beards for props and wait to see what happened.

A Guests checks out "The Macho" - Photo by Marc Mauldin

It started slowly with just a few friends strolling around the studio checking out our work as a steady build up of patrons began to accumulate lasted throughout the evening.  Over all, we probably had over a hundred people make their way through our show Saturday night.  It was pretty cool to see that many people bonding together over beards.   We even had some folks from Purge ATL show up and write an article on us.  You can read it by clicking here: PurgeATL – DornBrothers.

Our “beardbooth” was also a big hit.  Our good friend Jayne Bleisch was kind enough to “man” the camera as our guests began to pile on the fake beards & mustaches, flannel shirts, silly hats and other miscellaneous props that we dug out of the Dorn shack.  We ended up with over 300 photos and Nate had to tackle the tough job of whittling them down to a manageable number for posting online.  Several of them are now floating around Facebook but they can all be seen here on our blog.  It was really a lot of fun and we loved the way everybody went nuts with it.  I remember at one point in the night when I was talking to Steve Cole  (another photographer) and I looked over to the booth and see some strange guys taking their shirts off for a photo.  It was at that point when I realized that we really had done something special.

Aaron Barnes gets loose in the DornBrothers "Beardbooth"

It was a great success and we couldn’t have done it without the help from some great friends and family.  A special thanks goes out to Tommy Crow, Scott Lowden, Stacy Dorn, Frances Wong, Marc Mauldin and Andrew Horne.  Pabst Blue Ribbon gets two big thumbs up for donating several cases of beer to our show and Damian Dunn & Steve Capps from JackPie Theater were funny heck as they judged each of our images while posing as museum curators in a live improv performance on Sunday.  Nate and I are finally catching up on all the other projects we’ve put on hold as the beards took over.  I think we’ll even be able to shave again as we don’t hang The Chronicles of Follicles, Chapter 2 until our Mint Gallery show in October.

Photo by Marc Mauldin

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