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Ever Seen A Grown Man Cry?

"Some of the men cried before I even finished loading the camera, but others found it really difficult. People can decide for themselves which they think are the authentic tears and which they think are fake. It's about the idea of taking these big, masculine men and showing a different side."

'Crying Men' is a collection of photographic portraits of famous film actors by Sam Taylor-Wood showing what it looks like when Hollywwod men cry. The portraits include Forrest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams, Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Benicio Del Toro, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe, and Kris Kristofferson, amongst many others. You can see the rest of the series HERE.

But first - cue Ralph Tresvant (Haha!):

3 comments:

  1. albertine said...
     

    Ummm, ok. This whole thing feels kinda self-indulgent. I'm an artist and I appreciate art in all forms, but something about this seems silly and pointless to me. But whatever.

    Oh and the Ralph Tresvant, Sensitivity clip was a nice touch Lol!

  2. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...
     

    Hmm...

    "Some of the men cried before I even finished loading the camera, but others found it really difficult. People can decide for themselves which they think are the authentic tears and which they think are fake"

    But um... they're ACTORS! Surely it was all fake!!

    Nice pics though, though it might have been more interesting with a few action hero types thrown in. Seeing most of her chosen subjects cry isn't too surprising.

    Wonder what inspired them each to tears...?

  3. echo said...
     

    Haha. Listening to the song and looking at the pictures at the same time works well.

    @ uk black chick.. action hero types like Vin Diesel maybe? :^O

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