Jul 06, 2020
Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs
Posted by Robert Trachtenberg

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 .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 poEmmy 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 .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 , 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.

  • Title: Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs
  • Author: Robert Trachtenberg
  • ISBN: 9781607749660
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Red Blooded American Male Photographs Emmy award winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg presents today s playfully macho coffee table collection of modern and cheeky portraits of men including Channing Tatum Neil Patrick Harris St

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    My friend Sandra posted a little tease of this book this morning She posted a pic of Neal Patrick Harris Wet In a tub I realized I had this book and ran to open the sucker so I could READ it Yes, I read it I didn t just look at it for the pictures Whatever.Actually, this book is freaking beautiful Not only thatTrachtenberg writes little snippets of stories that go with the photos.Like this oneThis was for Rolling Stone s Hot issue It seemed absurd to do anything where we tried to make Rudd look [...]


    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum I received an advanced e copy of this book waaaaaaaaay back in May and fell in love with Trachtenberg s tongue in cheek style When the opportunity came around for a hard cover, I was ALL OVER IT Sort of like I can t tell you how lucky I am to have received this for free, but I will tell you that I am fairly certain I would have ended up buying this despite my constant state of poor and the 40 price tag I just needed this in my life I ve been trying to show [...]


    Sandra

    One of those photographers names you have heard before, but never really focused on so you won t be able to pinpoint an image or style to them.Yet.Jimmy FallonRobert Trachtenberg is now one of those that will stay in my mind forever after having seen the imagery in Red Blooded American Male The images are tongue in cheek, and convey an air of ease, familiarity, and a special bond between photographer and subject s It takes a great photographer to have his her subjects willing to go the extra len [...]


    Cheri

    Robert Trachtenberg has a way with a camera and with his subjects His photography is unique, a little tongue in cheek, on the verge of naughty, with a mischievous sense of humor His best shots are when the subject has a similar sense of humor and is willing to go to lengths which might surprise others, obviously trusting that Trachtenberg will end up with a shot that is nothing short of perfection.And he does Over and over again His photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Ne [...]


    Vivian

    The introduction interview is brilliant Funny It frames the pictures in a theme, and gives a good sense of Trachtenberg s character During it he explains how he got to doing what he does and pretty much says that it s not a technology mastery issue any, but a storytelling one.And that s what these are, frozen moments which encourage the viewer to write the stories.The images themselves are capricious and meant to be taken with a grain of salt Don t be so serious, yet there s some interesting com [...]


    Char

    Red Blooded American Male A Singular Take on Male Portraitureis a beautiful coffee table book full of humorous and sometimes super sexy photographs of mostly American men Super Sexy American Men There is a short and funny interview with the author photographer documentary film maker Robert Trachtenberg Also, most of the photos include little tidbits about the circumstances surrounding the shoot That said, let s get back to the photographs I submit, for your viewing pleasure, Neil Patrick Harris [...]


    Jennifer

    I typically seek out various types of fiction to read and review, but my interest was peaked when given the option to review Red Blooded American Male, by photographer Robert Trachtenberg This collection is outstanding for several reasons, but first and for most, Trachtenberg s amazing photographs Not only does he possess an enviable magic at capturing the perfect shot he is absolutely hilarious His humor shines through in many of his photos, but this collection has captions and stories along wi [...]


    Janine

    I love photography looking at it, not engaging in it as a pasttime , and I m a sucker for most things related to pop culture Trachtenberg combines both of those things in a way that I adored.I love the ways his pictures relate to the subjects in them, whether as the personas the public sees them as, or specific projects he s shooting them for There s a lot of humor, but the photography is also just really clean and beautiful I took a lot of pictures of pictures contained within this book just so [...]


    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews and no fluff on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress Red Blooded American Male is a beautifully presented collection of male portraits taken over several years by celebrity photographer Robert Trachtenberg Throughout, it is clear why Trachtenberg is sought out for his work the images are full of mischief and quirkiness while never resorting to over orchestration or showboating The photographs are a testament to personality rather than presentation, giving us unique but endearing glimpses [...]


    Killian

    I have never studied photography, but I know what I like, and I really liked this collection of Trachtenburg s I went into this thinking there was of a theme than there actually was though This isn t a photo essay of his thoughts on the idea of American Maleness, it s just a collection of his commercial pieces over the years that vaguely fit into this theme There were a few that had me confused on why they were even added I also wish that there was prose, but I suppose that wasn t the point o [...]


    Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle)

    How do you review a coffee table book I have no clue In my entire life, I have owned only 2, well now 3 The others being Star Wars Blue Prints and The Stephen King Illustrated Companion Highly recommend both if you are fans When I first saw Red Blooded American Male, I knew it had to be mine I was probably completely sold on Will Arnett in fish nets, but who can blame me Everything about this collection screamed to be owned and placed ever so carefully on the center of my living room table for a [...]


    Karen

    I m a huge fan of photography where the quality of the photo is as important as the clever shot and vice versa To be able to catch the personalities of so many men in photos was a real eye treat except the icky one of John Stamos who has his check skin pulled Real or not ick.So many shots were perfectly wonderful James Vanderbeek on the horse , tush was fun So any and all back stories really enhanced what we were looking at.Very good looking book.


    Jenne

    There are some amazing photographs in here, but the overall effect is of a dude with a fairly juvenile sense of humor Like, he literally says in the intro that there is nothing funnier than men wearing women s clothes.


    TIZZY

    This is one of the most strangest and unconventional photography book I have ever seen I do not even know how to describe it you have to look at it for yourself.I honestly have no words for this book As I was flipping though, I was thinking, How in the hell am I supposed to review this I thought this book was supposed to about men questioning gender roles and stereotypes But that is not the case This book seems like it is about the silliness during their photoshoots These are the images that we [...]


    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    This is an amazing photography, coffee table book I never thought I would drool over a picture of Dougie Houser Neil Patrick Harris but the shot of him in this book is amazing It is important to note that you must also read this book The introduction not only explains the premise and reason for a male oriented photo essay book, but is an interview with the photographer that is a hoot Not all of the pictures have text, but those that do will make you smile and appreciate the work for than just t [...]


    Lisa

    This book is full of sexy, candid, humorous and endearing shots from Robert Trachtenbergs own portfolio It also includes an Introductory interview by Jess Cagle, the editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly.Each photo in this gorgeous coffee table book tells a story None of the males in these photos took themselves too seriously and it shows a playful side to each one It also includes a few gorgeous females along with men in a couple of pics.I love all the photos and have no problem [...]


    Bunny

    Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.I want so badly to post pictures from this book in this review Which is ridiculous, because a the book isn t out yet, and b isn t that the whole point of buying the book But ohmigawd do I want to post some of these pictures for everyone to enjoy as much as I did I will only say, Neil Patrick Harris in a bathtub Kellan Lutz with For Sale written on his bare chest So much .This book is amazing and pretty The photography is fantastic in itself, t [...]


    Amber (bookstacksamber)

    I really loved this photography book What a wonderfully diverse cast of men I was pleasantly surprised to find diverse gender identities, sexualities, races, religions, and ages all depicted throughout I loved the photos, but my favorite were the anecdotal stories that went along with many of the shoots It was interesting to read which subjects came up with their own ideas, and how various shoots were done Highly recommend this one.


    Kimberlie

    This book is beautiful It s very large, the pages are thick and glossy, very good quality The pictures are absolutely gorgeous, and some are hot hot hot I loved reading the little stories that go with a lot of the pictures, they re funny and interesting.Every single person that has seen it on my coffee table has flipped through it and had good things to say about it, I m super happy that I won this book through a giveaway.


    Lisa Boyd

    Wow I loved this book and the way it I received a copy of the book through the eyes of Trachtenberg The people captured in these pictures are interesting to begin with, but it is wonderful to see their spirits captured in these sometimes whimsical pictures Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


    Tara

    Amazing and well done photography for a number of Hollywood s elite With great interviews and stories to go along with interesting and sometimes thought provoking pictures.


    Kelly

    Cheesecake Galore Full disclosure I received a free copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books If I could give this book ten stars, I d still complain that ten isn t enough, that the rating scale is rigged and or incapable of handling a title of this magnitude Red Blooded American Male Photographs IS THAT GOOD I mean, just take a gander at that cover Will Arnett In fishnets And black combat boots Squeezed into a slinky dress and splayed on a swanky couch, looking all emo Like some r [...]


    Jessica White

    This review and can be found at A Reader s Diary Wow.Robert Trachtenberg is quite the photographer.Red Blooded American Male is everything that you would expect it to be, plus throw in a few Canadians and British celebs too The cover with Will Arnett sets the mood for the entire book Trachtenberg has a unique way of capturing men in the most unconventional shoots Imagine Seth Rogan with a baby lamb.Neil Patrick Harris soaking up water in the tub.Jonah Hill and Channing Tatem doing what best bud [...]


    Tamara Evans

    This was an entertaining book with photos of old and new celebrities Some of my favorite photos were of Neil Patrick Harris, Dennis Leary and Jack Black just to name a few If you re a lover of photography, definitely check this book out.


    Malia

    Received a copy for a giveaway This is a beautiful, witty, and thought provoking book of photographs.


    Mandy Wultsch

    This is an absolutely gorgeous book, as well as intelligent and funny It is a collection of photographs taken by Robert Trachtenberg featuring, as the title states, Red Blooded American Males That being said, not all subjects in this book are American nor male I assume all are red blooded, although none of them bled any color in the book The photographs range from the sexy Aydian Dowling on page 141, Neil Patrick Harris on page 20, and Waris Ahluwalia on page 120 to the cute Caleb Ivison on page [...]


    Ashley Smith

    I ve always been a fan of photography and hoped to one day become a sort of amateur photographer myself, although I had never really owned or even read books on the subject I saw this cover though, and had to get it I mean, come on If Will Arnett in fishnets doesn t make you want to read this book immediately than I don t know what will Plus, Robert Trachtenberg is pretty much world renowned With pictures appearing in People, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, it s hard to have missed this guy s stuff [...]


    Heather

    I recently received Robert Trachtenberg s book, Red Blooded American Male Let s start off by looking at the quality of this book It s one sturdy hunk of book When I received the box, I wasn t sure what it was because I had forgotten I requested it I honestly thought it was a pile of books It is soundly glue bound along with sewn signatures to help the book lay flatter not completely flat in order for the two page spread photos to be properly viewed and enjoyed The pages are nice and thick While [...]


    Beth

    Red Blooded American Male Photographs, by Robert Trachtenberg is a delightfully interesting portrait photography book.According to the inside cover From leading men to comedians, ballet dancers to quarterbacks, war veterans to Broadway veterans, Red Blooded American Male features than 100 imaginative, strikingportraits from award winning photographer Trachtenberg also gives you a peek behind the curtain of a famed portrait photographer s creative process with captions that reveal how careful pl [...]


    Tom Donaghey

    RED BLOODED AMERICAN MALE PHOTOGRAPHS by Robert Trachtenberg will leave most people feeling puzzled, confused and a little unsure This collection of wonderful pics by the esteemed Mr Trachtenberg challenges the viewer s conceptions of what it means to be a man He depicts some of the most popular stars of stage and screen in poses, settings and clothing that force the reader to question themselves as to how they feel about the images presented.I showed this book to people I know, average middle c [...]



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