If there’s been one topic I’ve found myself writing about a ridiculous number of times to mention this year, it’s beards. No stranger to a hairy face, award-winning photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce is partially responsible. Following the success of his recent 100 Beards project, this remarkable photographer, seasoned blogger and creative digital marketing mastermind barely needs introduction. Here’s what he’s thinking for the holidays…
Male-Mode: What are your plans for Christmas and the holiday season?
Jonathan Daniel Pryce: I’ve not been back to the City of Light since I moved from there to London so it’ll be lovely to see friends, eat great food, and relax. Paris is such a beautiful city, so last Christmas I just cycled around the empty streets with friends. It was truly magical, so I’m probably going to do something similar this year.
What’s been the highlight of your year so far?
There have been two highlights really. The first was winning my Scottish Fashion Award in June for Photographer of the Year; that really was a special moment for me. Following on from that, the success of my 100 Beards project where I photographed a new bearded man every day for 100 days.
The blog received so much attention from readers and press, which has led to me doing exhibitions in London and Austria, as well as publishing my first hardback photo-book. 2012 has really been quite an incredible year!
If you could give just one gift this year, what would it be?
Well, of course if I had enough copies it would have to be my 100 Beards, 100 Days book, one to everyone I know. But since I only did 250 in the first edition, it’d be a little tight.
And if you could receive just one gift this year, what would that be?
It would be to have all of my friends and family together in one room for one afternoon. There are too many seen, too little.