Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs
Emmy award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg presents today’s playfully “macho” answer to Annie Leibovitz’s classic Women (125k sold) with this 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.
Robert Trachtenberg's photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Advertising clients include NBC, CBS, ABC, TNT, Disney, and HBO. His photos have been selected for numerous awards including the American Photography Annual, Communication Arts, and American Photo Magazine’s Images of the Year. Trachtenberg has written, produced, and directed several documentaries and is the winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for his 2013 film Mel Brooks: Make a Noise. He is also the author of the book When I Knew (Harper Collins), and has contributed to the legendary SPY magazine. His newest film for PBS, Bing Crosby: Rediscovered, premiered in December 2014.