January 7 — February 13, 2011
Magnificent Specimens is a glimpse at photographer Dave Mead’s extensive portrait series, featuring some of the World Beard & Mustache Championship contestants: a collection of some of the World’s most elegant, most bizarre and most elaborate beards and mustaches.
The show will be at the Land Gallery January 7, 2011 — February 13, 2011. Photographer Dave Mead will be in attendance on opening night, and will be hosting a small celebration of beards.
Over twenty of the large-format, magnificent specimens will be on display. Witness the best collection of facial hair ever assembled in large, living color.
Photographed in Anchorage, Alaska in 2009, the portrait series has traveled the globe. Specimens has been exhibited in New York City, been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and on ABCNews.com.
When not photographing the weird and unusual, Dave spends his time shooting commercial and editorial assignments. In addition, he is a longstanding stage photographer for both Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Dave is married, has two daughters and lives in Austin, Texas. In his free time he enjoys a clean shave.
Land Gallery, located in the historic Mississippi Neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, features new, original work from a variety of upcoming and established independent artists. This is Land’s first ever photographic exhibit.