The 32nd Annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest took place last weekend at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, so I quickly grew out my white beard and traveled there with my wife Maria to photograph the event and try my luck at competing. Indeed, when we walked down Key West’s Duval Street last Friday afternoon, it was easy to spot the would-be Papas with their safari shirts, sun visors and obligatory cigars.
Well, at least I’d bought the right clothes.
Paula Deen and me.
Paula Deen and her husband, Michael Groover, who was competing.
The famous "Running of the Bulls."
The winner: Greg Fawcett of Cornelius, N.C., with his peers.