Book Review: Red-Blooded American Male

Red-Blooded American Male is a book of photographs taken by Robert Trachtenberg.  The opening of the book notes that “American” may be a bit misleading and that it actually means all of North America (since it includes some Canadians) but also some Brits are included as well.  As the majority of this book are photos, I’m not sure really how to review it, but the beginning of the book has an interview with Robert and some of the photos have captions which explain how and why the photos and their poses came to be.  A very large (and heavy!) coffee table book filled with great photos.

I received a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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.​

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