It’s coming near to the end of the month, and all around the city the Moustaches are shaping up. The variations are endless and I’ve seen pretty much all that can be achieved from “the original” to “the Zappa” and everything in between. The Dali, Fu Manchu, Handlebar, Imperial, Horshoe, Pencil, Toothbrush, Walrus, Chevron etc……
The charity’s policy is simple.
“Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin his hairy journey on the 1st of Movember with a smooth, clean shaven face. If you join the campaign a few day late don’t worry, the Mo the merrier. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache and here’s where a few basic rules come in, there is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.” credit.
In our local bar all five of the barmen were rounded up by the “Mo Sis” (The ladies must organise the gentlemen by distributing the collection pots and generally run each specific campaign). I’ve heard they raised a great sum of cash for the Men’s health organisations, and everyone who participated had a great time doing it.
When I saw the iPhone photos posted on Facebook I decided to rob them, and place the head-shots into the appropriate environment for each moustache.
This might cheer up the dull weather..
These edited images are going to be on full display in the bar on the official collection night. So if you happen to be in Dublin on Friday 23rd November then pop down to Ryans of Parkgate and donate a little towards a great charity. Just in case you’re wondering, it also happens to be the best bar for Guiness in the area too. You’re welcome.
Shuttermaniac.com is a Photography blog authored by Lee Williamson, a Scottish photographer based in Ireland.
Before this blog started (prior to Oct 2012) he had a Facebook page which served as a means for keeping clients and friends updated to any upcoming gigs, work and events. This also served as a back catalogue for said clients wishing to see their portfolios shown on a public platform for review and critique. He currently has a website which only started last year May 2011 and has already attracted a plethora of international interest (but mainly Scottish..)
‘Dublin’s Arts and Antique Quarter’ use his images in their highlighting of the up and becoming cultural area in and Francis Street.
The Blogger comes from a small, quiet agricultural seaside town just south of Glasgow, so always had the aspirations to seek out the next big city and run away from home. Since the childhood dream of leaving home officially (usually a kick in the arse when you turn sixteen) he has worked, lived, and squandered his time around the globe. Dodging in and out of Hospitality/ Catering work as often as a stray dog to a home he worked in every level of Hotels, Restaurants and Bars and even served time in the Merchant Navy as a Drunken Sailor/ Sommelier on board the QE2 cruise liner.
The common factor in all this unsettled chaos, was the pastime in which this young man adhered all his spare time and attention to. With years spent away from home and cultural comfort zones, and having a distinct lack of wanting to return, he was only going to be immersed deeper into this new-found career path.
“It’s only by looking back and organising your photographs, that you can make sense of all this madness, which we call life”. At least that’s what I think she said, as my forgetful grandmother asked me for the third time.
“Who is this one again, son?”
2 responses to ““We can’t both have one my dear, I’ll be a gentleman and shave mine off..””
Thanks for re-blogging ‘narkyparky’!
It certainly is a great cause, but the most impressive part of the whole appeal for me is that we men get get to temporarily claim our birthright. Whether fashionable or not, across the globe, we can all experiment with our facial hair without prejudice. I rate this month long charity phenomena a huge success!!
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