This is Mr. Jimmy Niggles

Meet Mr. Jimmy Niggles, an Aussie with a craft of a grizzly bear. Portrait photographer Mr. Elbank, along with the rest of his portraits, shot Jimmy and his beard ‘Barry’ bringing out every blemish and freckle with a unique use of lighting. Not only was I impressed with the photography, but I know every girl wants that big grizzly bear to cuddle up to during these winter months. The story behind his beard is that back in 2009, a dear mate of Jimmy’s found a mole on his neck that turned out to be melanoma. A few months later he tragically passed away. Since then, Jimmy’s and his mates started Beard Season and he has been growing his beard ever since. Check out Jimmy’s site This is Beard.

 

Check out more of photographer Mr. Elbank’s work HERE.

 

Check out our our Urban Outback feature on our SHOP that was inspired by Mr. Jimmy Niggles.

 

Vanessa Weste

Year Born: 1988
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 10
Last cool project you worked on: Street Style video coverage of New York Fashion Week
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Dead Rabbit
Top 3 Places: Surf Lodge, Kit’s Beach in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Playland Motel at Rockaway Beach
Next destination: Paris, Australia Marrakesh, Cuba
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