2015 MKE Beard Project

2015 MKE Beard Project

All images above copyright Jessica Kaminski and The Refinery Photo Studio

The Project

MKE Beard is an exciting new project by award-winning Photographer, Jessica Kaminski.  You’ve undoubtedly noticed that Beards are having a major moment right now and we couldn’t be happier about it! As a Portraitist Jessica is galvanized by the ability to capture a cross-section of people at the height of their cultural zeitgeist so we’re starting right here at home with Portraits of the many dynamic bearded men of MKE.

The project will culminate in a book, along with a celebration and book launch party on November 5th at The Hotel Foster

$5 from each book will benefit the No-Shave November campaign. 


We are no longer able to accept nominations for individual beard sessions, but Beardsmen are welcome to attend our Open Call Photo Shoot at the studio on September 19th, 12-4pm. You can view our Facebook invite for all the details. 


Milwaukee Record Article

88.9 Radio Milwaukee

A behind-the-scenes sneak peek at our photo shoot with M Magazine


This book will be funded, in part, with help from the following companies:


Stag Barbershop 

Pabst Brewing Company

Joe Pabst

Ryan Manske Tattooist