I find beards and mustaches so intriguing and creative. Think of all the time and energy it takes to grow and maintain a great parcel of facial hair! In 2009, Austin, Texas photographer Dave Mead traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to capture portraits of the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championship contestants. The celebrated Magnificent Specimens will be on display at Chelsea Market in New York City, May 9 – June 30, 2010. So, you should probably go check it out if you are in that particular area. If you’re not, go here to see some more awesomeness. Which one is your favorite? I can’t pick just one, but the third one down makes me laugh every time I see it!