Dan has had a beard of varying lengths for the past 11 years, nearly as long as we have been together as a couple. In fact, I can't really remember him without a beard. It's who he is, beardy, hairy, and free. Just how I love him.
Yesterday evening, we all popped over to Bath for a couple of meetings. Whilst Dan was there he was stalked by this guy, who swooned over his beard. Dan initially thought he was a barber hoping to tame his unruly messiness. But no.
The guy was local Bath photographer Lee Niel. Lee is sourcing beards for an upcoming exhibition as part of Bath Fringe Festival. The exhibition will be portraits of local bearded men and will be displayed on Walcot Street in Bath during the Fringe.
Lee loved Dan's beard! Hurrah! And wanted to take his portrait, why would he not? If you are local, know a bearded bloke or two, Lee is looking for volunteers to photograph. For more information please visit the facebook page.