Trannyshack UK - The Photo Book
By James Andrew Yardley

Friday, 17 April 2009

 S a m   T a y l o r   W o o d 

" C r y i n g   M e n "

Hayden Christiansen
Benicio Del Torro

Daniel Craig

Dustin Hoffman

Ed Harris 

Forest Whitaker

Gabriel Bryne

Kris Krisofferson

Laurence Fishburne

Robbin Williams

Sean Penn

Ben Stiller

Sam Taylor Wood recruited all of the Hollywood hunks including world famous actors Jude Law, Robert Downey, Jr. and Laurence Fishburne for her new exhibition 'Crying Men'.

Taylor-Wood explained in an interview near the exhibition opening, "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". 

I personally love this work by Sam Taylor Wood, I love her idea of turning things on it's head. In the male dominated world of which we live in (still may I add) heterosexual men are expected to be so strong and never show signs of weakness especially in the presence of other woman. However it can't be denied that even the strongest of men have their weakness' and soft spots and sometimes yes they do actually cry, so lets they're human just like the rest of mankind. I am a huge fan of photographs that have the simplicity yet power to capture beauty and all other powerful striking emotions, and really that is what Taylor Wood produced in these images, and I think they're fantastic. My favourite image is of Hayden Christiansen, to see a young heterosexual man crying I feel is incredibly beautiful, and you can tell they're real tears, and that for me makes the photograph even more incredible.  

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