There are not many things that withstand the test of time and you may have thought that mullets are definitely not one of them. But you’re wrong. There’s even an annual festival called "Mulletfest" in Kurri Kurri, Australia dedicated to honoring these hairstyles. London-based photographer Craig Gibson traveled there to photograph the best of the 2020 contestants.

"I'd seen the festival online and researched it by watching various YouTube videos and following hashtags and then I just decided to book a flight and go. The festival seemed quite loud, but I wanted to make something a bit quieter and fashion-based,” the photographer says to Bored Panda.

In his series "Kentucky Waterfalls," he captures some of the faces of the competition of all ages from all over the world. His aim was to capture a more intimate side of the event and its attendees, so he chose to wander around and ask people whether they would like to take an interesting portrait. Here are the best photos that he captured there.

More info: Instagram | craig-gibson.com

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

That's actually really cute.

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jevais
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10 months ago

Pity the boy has a lovely face, the hair is awful.

Catlady6000
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10 months ago

The hair is beautiful, pity bout the hacksaw incident

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Jane Petersen
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10 months ago

I would have moved mountains to be near him in high school! LOL

Trin DM
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10 months ago

Yup!

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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10 months ago

I’m not a fan of the mullet, but if anyone can pull it off it’s this guy. It actually suits him well.

Lisa Pockat Bork
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9 months ago

He's cute!

Nathan Jones
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10 months ago

Lol, he looks like he'd have a mullet.

Gaurav Beck
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10 months ago

Hell yeah

Fiona Corby
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10 months ago

The key to nailing the mullet is the hair and the ‘tude - this guy definitely has ‘the look’.

Panda with Heart
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10 months ago

Flash backs

Hilary Mol
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10 months ago

Nevermind the mullet - check out the eyelashes. Lashes for days...

Lia Tonicher
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10 months ago

he only has eyes for his mama and the horses

Patty Leaton
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10 months ago

suits my eyebrows

Kamilla Juel Sørensen
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10 months ago

looks a bit like Josh Hartnett

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Scagsy
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10 months ago

Flat top, bald spot and all of it topped off with "Let 'er rip tater chip".

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Weim Central
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10 months ago

How can this kid be so angry so young?

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

OMG time warp.

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Marky Mark
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10 months ago

He definitely drives a 80's camaro with fuzzy dice on mirror

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Weim Central
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10 months ago

If this kid is of Native American descent it is all completely legit.

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Becky Hendrickson Monska
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10 months ago

That feathering technique is one of miracles!

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Jo Choto
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10 months ago

That hair is such a beautiful colour.

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Karin
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10 months ago

Nope Nope

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Catlady6000
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10 months ago

I actually love his face. Makes me want to get some clay and sculpt it

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Scagsy
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10 months ago

That's a 'lived in' mullet

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Weim Central
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10 months ago

The mullet = meh, the shirt = that's commitment!

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Melissa Meaux
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10 months ago

He's missing the mul, he just has the let 🤣

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Blackheart
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10 months ago

Baby mullet

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Weim Central
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10 months ago

Hmmm... strikes me as just "mullet curious"

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Dippin Dot
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10 months ago

Looks like Joe Dirt with the chops and stache.

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Jane Petersen
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10 months ago

Divorced Guy Mullet.

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Weim Central
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10 months ago

Agree with Scagsy about the lack of mullet BUT the photographer reflected in the pupil is pretty remarkable photography!

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