Tags archives: beards

Saint Petersburg Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Brian Valyko

Name: Brian Werner Valyko Where are you from? I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Lived for 6 years in Durham, NC, and now reside in Tampa, FL. Occupation : Progressive Insurance How long have you been growing your beard? I stopped shaving 6 months ago, so September 2013. What started you on this path? My daughters and wife love the beard. I mean LOVE it. My daughters will butter me up by complimenting the awesomeness of my beard before asking for something. My wife tells me she thinks I look hot. I think it satisfies some rugged fantasy of hers. Haha End goal for your beard. I heard someone once say: You don't grow your beard, your beard grows you. I believe that my beard has chosen me and I will not let it down. What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard. I was at Disney and was separated from my family. As I was walking back to them, I passed this family of four, and made eye contact with the mom, who imme[...]

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Zak Kuhn

   Name Zak Kuhn Where are you from? Safety Harbor, Fl  Occupation? Account Services Manager at The P3 Agency  How long have you been growing your beard? 6 years  What started you on this path? A few years back I had an uncle that always wore a very large handlebar style mustache who passed away, I have been growing my mustache since to show my respects and remembrance.  End goal for your beard? End goal? There is no end goal in the art of manliness.  What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? There are too many to count… a lot of interesting things happen when you have a mustache like this on your face.

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Jeffrey Litt

Name Jeffrey Litt Where are you from? New York City, but now reside in Saint Petersburg, FL Occupation Pharmacist How long have you been growing your beard? Most of my adult life, but allowing it to reach this length, a little over a year. What started you on this path? My son, Joshua created 'Tampa Bay Beards', a club for men who are not afraid to show off what mother nature endowed their faces with and thought I would support him. Also, I am a charter member. End goal for your beard? No real end goal in mind What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? There is nothing funny about it, this is a very serious beard.

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Adam Quinn

Name Adam Quinn Where are you from? Clearwater, Florida Occupation Information Architect / Bagpiper How long have you been growing your beard? I grew my first beard in 1998 living in Northwest Washington state, since then I’ve pretty much always had some sort of facial hair. I’ve had may current beard for about 2 years but started letting it grow longer about 6 months ago. What started you on this path? I took part in an experimental survey by Freakanomics with a virtual coin toss whether to shave my beard at the time, or continue to grow it. The flip was to grow it, so since then I haven’t shaved. This wool hat was also a factor – I got it about 6 months ago at the Pleasanton Highland Games in California where I was competing with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band. Once I started wearing it around the games the comments were basically “…you’re going to need a bigger beard”, so that was a little extra incentive to keep it going. End goal for your beard? According to my k[...]

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Jeremy Dillow

  Name Jeremy Dillow Where are you from? Seminole Fl Occupation Warehouse How long have you been growing your beard? Since November 2, 2013 What started you on this path? Billy Gibbons From ZZ Top End goal for your beard? To be the first bearded lumberjack superhero What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? I had a kid run up to me at Rock the Universe at Universal just to touch my beard it was pretty odd or Just be asked if I watch Duck Dysnatsy

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: David Graves

Name David Graves Where are you from? Tampa, FL Occupation Marine Biologist How long have you been growing your beard? On and off since 2007. Trimmed as appropriate for the situation. Last time I shaved completely was 2010. What started you on this path? Had a cheesy chin strap in college, then went full Man when I moved to Alaska. End goal for your beard. All the men in my family have white facial hair. I intend to keep the legacy alive. What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? When I am shaven, I get carded. When I am bearded, people call me Sir.