We could speculate about the beard renaissance. It’s the rise of indie-folk, the beard as nostalgia for traditional masculinity, a protest against the cultural imperialism of smooth.
But some images just defy explanation, which makes the Beards From Below project a weird kind of art (a Beard Kind of Art?). People send in images of their facial hair, shot from below, to the anonymous project leaders ( though there are posts from “Beardsley McGee”).
As an exercise in photographic perspective, it could be a whole new genre of portraiture. And then again it may just make you laugh.