My Hairy Muse

By | August 2, 2009

I try to avoid posting the ‘flavor of the week’ videos but this one really stood out to me.

On November 9, 2007 Christoph Rehage set off to walk across China. While on his journey he photographed his hair and beard growth over the year (which is documented here). He put in over 4,500KM solely on foot and put together a fantastic video of his hair growth over that time.

The Longest Way

There are numerous ‘photo a day’ videos but this one really stood out to me because of how creative the pictures were, the soundtrack he used and how unruly he looked after a year.

I can’t help but feel a sense of deep respect for what Christoph accomplished with this video. The walk he did alone is worth being commended for but the artistic result is amazing. I have photographed a month of growing a playoff beard and have nearly three years of doing ‘photo a day’ and I can only hope to capture something as remarkable as that with these challenges.

Watch the video here, you won’t regret it.

2 thoughts on “My Hairy Muse

  1. Aaron

    Some very creative production. After seven years, there were and still are some days I wake up and think exactly the same thing: “Is it really me?” I know for a fact the French customs official thought the same 😉

  2. Sean Post author

    Oh yeah, that would have been quite the shock. I saw the photo of you without your hair and I was taken aback, but your official government documentation could have been a little tough to explain. I’m sure “I got a hair cut” is an excuse they hear often.

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