I asked him why he grows a beard and while he was thinking about it his girlfriend said that he is not allowed to shave.
(I like her!)
‘having a mustache is like creating a new identity. furthermore, it’s a rock’n’roll style’
he was beard number 113, but he didn’t like the first picture, so I took another one.
(I hope he likes it this time and stops bothering me)
‘my beard used to be bigger, but I had to shave it because of a job’
‘I feel free with my beard’
he feels like he has no teeth when he shaves his mustache
– why do you grow a beard?
– for no reason.
he is from Ballaghaderreen, but he came to Dublin for a couple of days and texted me so I could take his picture. when we met, he gave me a paper with his quote: ‘you ask why I grow a beard… the answer might seem weird. yet this public hair I feel I must share, ‘cos soon it might be bare’