Nathan Gilmer

So I shaved with a straight razor for the first time the other night. It is something I have wanted to try for years. I finally picked up a disposable blade razor and made it happen. 

It was honestly harder than I thought it would be. I managed to get a pretty good shave without cutting myself but it wasn’t easy. The hardest part is figuring out how to hold it and get all the angles on your face. It is going to take a lot of practice to get good at it I think.

Oh man it felt awesome though! There is something about holding a crazy sharp blade to your face and slowly slicing off the hairs that just feels good. It takes so much concentration that is is almost a meditative kinda thing. You should try it something. 

My wife took these pictures of me while I was shaving. They are freakin’ awesome aren’t they? For not being a “photographer” she is a pretty awesome photographer.