Bruce Weber Male Nudes
"I'm not really sure what kind of photography I do," says photographer Bruce Weber in an interview with the New York Times Magazine (NYT). "What interests me is making people feel good about themselves." As a professional photographer for 40 years, he's certainly made many subjects feel comfortable and confident while they posed nude. He shoots men as well as women.
But it was during World War II when Bruce first started shooting nudes. His work became popular among soldiers stationed overseas who had no access to magazines or pornography at home. A young John F. Kennedy even asked him for advice on how to pose naked before a camera. It turns out that Bruce gave him some tips which are still used today by body builders hoping to make money off their images online.
In this article you will see examples of his work from all his different genres including both male and female nudity. You can also view links to other articles where you'll find additional information about Mr. Weber's life and career.
The following pictures were selected from Bruce Weber's entire collection of more than 1,000 works. They represent his style throughout his long career. The photos have been arranged into three categories based upon genre and theme. For each category there are several photos featuring models with varying degrees of skin exposure. In addition to these galleries, the site features a large selection of Bruce Weber's most famous portraits. These include such classic shots as Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Judd, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, David Beckham, Catherine Zeta Jones, Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Britney Spears, Oprah Winfrey, and others.
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Below you'll discover one of my favorite photographers' styles and technique for creating beautiful men. And if you enjoyed seeing the pictures above then be assured that you won't want to miss the rest of them either!
Born April 25, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1947, studied journalism at Northwestern University, but dropped out after two semesters due to spending too much time partying. After working at Sears catalog department, he decided to pursue photography rather than writing freelance assignments and began attending night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. Then in 1950, he received a grant to study abroad in Paris. While traveling through Europe, he visited England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. Back in America, he worked for Sports Illustrated and Life magazine covering sports events. But it wasn't until 1957 that he got serious about becoming a fulltime photographer. He soon traveled around the country taking pictures of everything from Civil Rights demonstrations to a visit with Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee. From 1958 to 1962, he covered the Olympic Games in Rome, Tokyo, Melbourne, Stockholm, Munich, and Los Angeles. During those years, he met Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Arthur Radebaugh, Lisette Model, Lee Miller, Irving Blum, Paul Strand, Imogen Cunningham, Guy Bourdin, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jean Cocteau. By 1964, he was already considered an expert in color portraiture thanks to having shot 18 cover stories for Esquire. That same year, he moved to New York City and opened studio in SoHo. There he quickly gained popularity with celebrities. Since then, he has photographed hundreds of Hollywood stars, politicians, authors, artists, athletes, musicians, movie icons, designers, architects, socialites, and businessmen. Some of his clients included: Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Sam Sparro, Keith Richards, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Malcolm Forbes, Henry Kravis, Peter Max, William Randolph Hearst, Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Arnold Palmer, James Caan, Tom Cruise, Barbara Hutton, Jackie O., Doris Day, Sonny & Cher, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jayne Mansfield, Jane Powell, Natalie Wood, Joan Crawford, Bette Midler, Carol Burnett, Golda Meir, Jacqueline Onassis, Katharine Ross, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder, Edith Piaf, Anita Ekberg, Diana Vreeland, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, Princess Grace de Monaco, and Julie Andrews. He has also done photo spreads for Cosmopolitan and Playboy. Besides being published in numerous books, his photos appeared regularly in newspapers and journals. He taught courses in lighting and posing at Sarah Lawrence College and Pratt Institute. He retired in 1997 but continues teaching workshops in lighting and composition. At present, he lives near Palm Springs, California, with his wife, Linda Eastaugh, whom he married in 1961. Their children are Matthew Weber, a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, and producer, and Emily Weber, author and former journalist.
Here are just a few of the thousands of great pictures that Bruce Weber took over his long career. Enjoy!
This gallery shows various poses and angles demonstrating Bruce's ability to create sensual yet masculine images. His use of light seems almost magical. Below are a couple of favorites from this series.
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