My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Emmy award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg presents today's playfully "macho" coffee-table collection of 100 modern (and cheeky) portraits of men including Channing Tatum, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, and more.
James Van der Beek in a state of undress; Mark Wahlberg arm-wrestling his son; Channing Tatum bromancing with friends in the park. These are the portraits of today's tongue-in-cheek masculinity, as conceived by Emmy Award-winning director and photographer Robert Trachtenberg. Red-Blooded American Male presents 100 of his most imaginative, striking, and unconventionally sexy portraits of both celebrities and regular guys going about their thoroughly modern lives. No longer do men have to be serious businessmen or hunky firefighters to be deemed attractive--they can also ride tricycles and get pedicures. Revealing a surprising (and often self-deprecating) side to Mel Brooks, Seth Rogan, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Hamm, Conan O'Brien, and more, this gorgeous coffee-table book features an introduction about male images and stereotypes plus pithy captions about each photo's shoot, giving readers a peek behind the curtain of a famed portrait photographer's creative process.
What can I say, I saw a review of this book on Goodreads and I just had to request it for myself and this is if I had to pick just one coffee-table book the one I would want to have. The pictures are gorgeous and funny and I love the little note of explanation to the pictures. And, the book also has one of the best introduction I've ever read.
The pictures, you know what, I have of course taken some screen caps to show how lovely they are so I will just show you them and you will see for yourself why this is the one coffee-table book to have:
I wouldn't mind having pictures from this book on my walls at home...
I want to thank Ten Speed Press for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!