Men Photographed in Stereotypical Pin-Up Poses

OctoberVia @petapixel I came across this photo project by Rion Sabeen entitled “Men-ups”. It’s for a calendar that you can order.

At Petapixel it says:

“Men-ups!” is a humorous project by photographer Rion Sabean featuring men doing pin-up-style poses. It’s interesting how much more absurd some poses instantly look when they’re being done by men.

I do find the pictures funny, in a way, and the poses absurd, but I don’t find them more absurd because they are done by men. I always find them absurd.

However, it is sort of interesting how the absurdity of it all apparently gets more obvious in general when it’s men rather then women doing the posing.

Edit: Oh rats, we already had a post on this one, my bad!

12 thoughts on “Men Photographed in Stereotypical Pin-Up Poses

  1. It’s a great picture! In fact, a colleague of mine was so jazzed by it, and the whole series, that he printed a few out to use in his critical thinking class. I was mighty happy to be part of his students seeing these.

  2. Hippocampa, I’m just glad to see we have similar taste in male pin-ups! The lumberjack is clearly the best (though they are all pretty awesome).

    I think we should post on this every week.

  3. The reaction to these photos has really pissed me off because I think the only reasons that people have found them ridiculous is because it’s men doing it. And that it’s funny when men act like women because that’s just… well it’s inherently funny, right?

    You’d get a similar [but not as strong] reaction if women imitated typical male modelling poses. It wouldn’t be as strong because women imitating men is nowhere near as funny as men imitating women.

    It’s just more sexism, and I think it’s all absurd.

  4. @Alex it would be far more interesting to me if the artist were a woman, your right it’s just more sexist crap. The thing about our show at SOMArts is that it’s women artists who are making a point of balancing playing field by doing to men what they have done to us throughout art history. There is historical relevance to the concept in either case however as in Sabeen’s work he is poking fun at queer porn, as well and playing with gender roles and identity. From a feminist artists’ a far stronger response to being objectified for years and years in that it turns the tables on the so called Male Gaze.

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