I started my series Beardicted with a single flower beard portrait, when I noticed that there are so many guys with beards in Berlin that it had to be captured in a series.

Through friends of friends or simply by talking to strangers on the street I met my models, who each have their personal stories within their beards. To tell those I took their portraits with self-crafted beard decorations. My book Beardicted was published in 2014 by the publishing house Seltmann+Söhne. For the book, a selected number of beard models wrote texts and stories about their personal beards. You can read about the tradition of fisher beards, a tale about birds, four-dimensional reality or the strong longing after and recreation by the woods.

It truly was an inspirational and fun project, so that the title – a junction from the words beard and addiction – couldn’t have been a better fit.