Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs

Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs

by Robert Trachtenberg


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607749660
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 822,981
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 13.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ROBERT TRACHTENBERG’s photographs have appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling StoneEsquire, the New York Times Magazine, People, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. Advertising clients include NBC, CBS, ABC, Netflix, Amazon, and HBO. Trachtenberg has written, produced, and directed several documentaries on such legendary entertainers as Gene Kelly, Cary Grant, and Bing Crosby. He is the winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for his film Mel Brooks: Make a Noise. Trachtenberg is also the author of the book When I Knew (Harper Collins). He lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit and Instagram @roberttrachtenberg.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction 

7  Paul Rudd 
8 Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele 
10 Jason Schwartzman 
13 Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller 
14 Billy Crystal 
16 Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David 
19 Conan O’Brien 
20 Neil Patrick Harris 
23 Gene Kelly 
24 Bret Michaels 
26 Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep 
29 Jimmy Kimmel 
30 Cameron Kerr 
33 Seth Rogen 
34 Mark Wahlberg and Family 
37 Vincent Kartheiser 
38 Bryan Fuller 
41 Bill Hader 
42 John Krasinksi 
45 Bryan Cranston 
46 Ryan Seacrest 
48 Diego Luna, Génesis Rodríguez, and Will Ferrell 
51 Judd Apatow 
52 Bill Maher 
55 Taylor Mac 
56 Joe Manganiello 
58 Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Wee-Man, and Bam Margera (cast of Jackass
60 Stephen Colbert 
63 Jon Stewart 
64 Jack Huston 
66 Woody Harrelson 
68 Justin Beiber 
71 Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell 
72 Joel McHale 
74 Ryan McCann 
77 Bob Saget 
78 Justin Theroux 
80 Liam Quill Kong 
82 Debra Messing and Eric McCormack 
85 Will Arnett 
86 Matt LeBlanc 
89 John Stamos 
90 John Stamos and Bob Saget 
92 Scott Eastwood 
94 Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero 
97 Cory Stearns 
98 Bruce and Scott Pask 
101 Chris Colfer 
102 Adam Lambert 
104 Kevin Hart
107 Don Rickles 
108 Caleb Ivison 
110 Thom Browne 
112 Preston Trites and Stevie Finedore 
114 Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jon Hamm, and Christina Hendricks (cast of Mad Men
116 James Van Der Beek 
119 Michael Kimmel 
120 Waris Ahluwalia 
122 Tim Gunn 
124 Jimmy Fallon 
126 Jimmy Fallon 
129 Will Forte 
130 Denis Leary 
132 Lucian and Daniel Capellaro 
135 Andy Cohen 
136 @fuckjerry and @krispyshorts 
138 Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges, and Michelle Pfeiffer 
141  Aydian Dowling 
142  Flynn McGarry 
144  Nick Tooman and Russell the Dog 
146  Christian Borle 
149  Marc Shaiman 
150  Brian Sims 
152  Nick Offerman and Chelsea Handler 
154  Hugh Laurie 
157  William Norwich 
159  Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub 
160  Jack Lemmon 

162  Michael Strahan 
164  Ceelo Green and Danger Mouse 
166  Luca Lafayette, Matthew Jacobson, Eli Offer, and Ezra Levy 
168  Matt Lucas and David Walliams 
171  Nati Knobler 
172  Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays 
174  John Leguizamo 
176  Robin Williams 
178  Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, and Vicki Lawrence 
181  Jeff Garlin 
182  Isao Hashimoto and Abraham Martinez 
184  Mark Thompson and Gregory Robinson 
187  Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey 
188  Tracy Morgan 
191  Kellan Lutz 
192  Michael C. Hall 
195  Wayne Byrd and Mark Keller 
196  Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum 
198  Jackson Fox 
200  Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé 
203  Logan Paul 
204  Elon Musk 
207  Tony Ward 
208  Jack Black 
211  Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. 
213  Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner 

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