Red Blooded American Male will make you buy a coffee table. #BloggingforBooks


A collection of 100 inspired and surprising portraits of celebrities and everymen alike from the award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg.

Paul Rudd checking out the merchandise; Jimmy Kimmel playing dress up; Jack Black getting a one-of-a-kind pedicure; Elon Musk unveiling his newest Tesla; Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David taking a coffee break.

From leading men to comedians, ballet dancers to quarterbacks, war veterans to Broadway veterans, Red-Blooded American Male features more than 100 imaginative, striking, and sexy portraits from award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg. Pithy captions about each shoot accompany the photographs, giving readers a peek behind the curtain of a famed portrait photographer’s creative process and his world-renowned photographs.

Uncovering a unique (and often self-deprecating) side to such talents as Jimmy Fallon, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatum, Waris Ahluwalia, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Hart, this collection goes beyond mere portraiture to challenge conventional notions of masculinity and traditional male imagery.

Mama Says:

It’s official.  I need a coffee table.  For to simply stick this book on a shelf would be woeful misuse of its large, loud format.  It begs to be brought out anytime company come by so that you can enjoy these various portraits ranging from hilarious to stoic, from solemn to satirical.  If you’re looking for a great gift, this would be high on my list of recommendations for this year.  Trachtenburg has gathered some of his most recognizable work and included some behind the scenes knowledge that will make you feel like an insider.  Or a stalker.  But hey, it’s the internet right?


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