|This picture was shot by my wife Dorota in summer 2001.
It was taken with the EF 100mm 1/2.0 USM on the EOS IX close to sunset.
In early summer 2001, Dorota wanted to see me without beard and I was not able to make her change her mind. So I razed my beard during the first days of June, and the result was so amazing for her that she did not allow me to wear a beard again.
(No, that person down there is NOT my father....)
|This is a picture of me without beard. It was
taken in february 1998 by Holger Schneider, when I had my first visit
in Mannheim for at least five years.
Since November 1997 I wear contact lenses and I am quite satisfied with them.
|That's the same guy, but with beard and
glasses. The beard I shaved in spring 1997. Comment of my collegues:
"Are you copiing Scharping??" (Scharping was in 1994
cancelor candidate of the SPD, wearing a beard. In 1995, after having
lost the election for the Bundestag in 1994, he shaved his beard)
The difference was quite good to observe, and people say, that I got 20 years younger by having shaved my beard.
But a beard has some advantages: You do not need to shave all day, an it is a good isolation for the neck in winter.
The picture was taken in january 1996 by my ex-girl friend Sabine in the forest between Unterreichenbach and Rabenstein.
|Mhm, and so I looked in spring 1997 after having shaped my beard,
with my stone old panorama glasses and naked face.