Art, traditionally, has favoured women subjects over men. Think of the great painters and portrait photographers of the last few hundred years: a huge amount of their work has focused on the womanly form. It's one of very few areas where men are neglected! I'm guilty of it in my own work; the majority of my portrait subjects are women.
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Today, let's mix things up. In this article I've gathered together 50 portraits of men. They range from classic images you'll be familiar to nameless models posing for stock photos. Some of these pictures are near-perfect while others are highly flawed. There are propaganda photos, daguerrotypes, action shots and many other kinds of images in the collection. The one thing they have in common is that all their subjects are men.
Notice how in these portraits there is a mix of both strength and vulnerability. Being a man isn't easy, and few men are at easy in front of a camera. Just convincing men to relax and let themselves be photographed is a challenge, but there's a big reward. Portraits of men can be incredibly complex and moving, if you look for the nuance.
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