It might be too early to start painting, but with a few simple steps you can make your own portrait.
In a bid to boost his popularity, the world’s favourite bearded man has already been snapped by thousands of photographers around the world.
The bearded-man phenomenon began when, in 2010, Peter Beard, an Australian who grew up in Brisbane, took to Instagram to showcase his impressive body of work, including a series of portraits of himself as a child and teenager.
Peter Beard was born in Brisbane and moved to London, where he worked as a waiter in London’s Bondi Beach and became a famous photographer.
But it was when he turned his attention to his own self-portrait that he found his true calling, says Peter Beard’s publicist.
“In those early days, we weren’t sure how many people were looking at him, so Peter began getting some really high-quality portraits of people,” says Lisa Haggerty, who works with Peter Beard on his social media presence.
Prestige, on the other hand, is a term used to describe the highly sought-after types of photographic portraits, in which an established professional photographer has taken on a brand.
A famous example is that of Peter Beard himself, who has had his work sold for millions of dollars.
It is now a recognised practice by many photographers and they have a list of criteria to determine if they are worth their price tag.
While some celebrities are well-known for their beauty and glamour, Peter, as well as his other works, are more mainstream, with celebrities such as Madonna and Rihanna all being included.
In the case of Peter, this has included modelling, as he also had a modelling career.
Mr Haggertty says Peter has also taken on more personal work, such as taking on a family reunion for his son who was born with cerebral palsy.
At the time of his son’s birth, Peter had been working as a bus driver and would sometimes take him to the local shopping centre, where the family could meet up with friends and families.
Once Peter and his son had established a rapport, the father was able to tell the story of his own experiences as well.
He has also worked with celebrity and media figures, including Madonna, Rihanna, and Madonna herself.
For Mr Haggerts, Peter’s work has always been “in the realm of celebrity”, and that has led him to believe that the celebrity photographer will be able to offer a similar service to the mainstream market.
“I would hope to have Peter as a celebrity photographer to do something with celebrities and the people who represent them in the mainstream,” she says.
Although there are many professional models, the biggest names in the industry are the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have made significant lifestyle changes to be more successful in the modelling world.
The same can be said of the men’s hair.
As Mr Hagants point out, some of the most popular men in the world are also the most famous men, and some of them are in their 60s.
According to Haggerthy, Peter has taken the opportunity to be an ambassador for his work, and he has even been recognised in the UK for his role in the documentary ‘Men’s Hour’.
Peter has also become a fashion designer for men’s fashion labels such as Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Men and Calvin Klein Women.
With Peter Beard and the popularity of his work also helping him to become a millionaire, there is hope for his business.
After being a model and entrepreneur for many years, Peter is now focusing on his photography career.
“This is my third business and it is my second business to be a millionaire,” he says.
“It has helped me immensely in terms of my finances, in terms for the future of my career and I also believe in what I am doing.
We are going to take the next step, and the next five years.”