Facial hair seems to be all the rage right now. Men love it. Women love it. There have been thousands of internet meme’s created expressing admiration of the pure manliness. They’re all over social media. However, nobody loves it more than the competitors of the National Beard & Moustache Championships.

This year New York City based photographer Greg Anderson caught up with the community in New Orleans. His goal was simple, take beautifully lit photo’s to express the true greatness of these larger than life facial hair champions. He put in a lot of time and effort. Having snapped over 2,500 pictures using his medium format camera and a professional lighting set up. He’s been named their official photographer and will cover the event next year as well.

To check out the fun and really great photo’s click here.