Jeff Youngblood is a friend and one of the most talented artists I’ve met. Sculptor, painter, multimedia artist extraordinaire.
Jeff is a very deep individual, tackling big issues and small ones alike with his work.
Jeff is also one of the goofiest people I know, as proven by the objective of this shoot; not to take portraits of HIM necessarily, but rather to capture the essence of his BEARD.
I told Jeff I wanted to do the shoot after reading that he was auctioning his beard (or rather, the right to shave his beard) off to the highest bidder in order to raise money to go to Latvia to be with his fiancee who lives there. [see their engagement session from earlier this year, HERE]
You just can’t make this stuff up! So this quick session had no epic intent, no major purpose, just goofiness for the sake of goofiness and a tribute to a great beard, which I feel should always be recognized.
Sometimes being ridiculous is how creatives stay sane.