Big Boys Do Cry

A new series of portraits by conceptual photographer Sam Taylor-Wood features some of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men – Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig, Hayden Christensen etc – in tears.

According to Taylor-Wood, the idea’s pretty simple: “It’s about the idea of taking these big, masculine men and showing a different side.”

Yay, straightforward, unpretentious art!

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  • Band of Thebes

    Not new. The photos were taken 2002 – 2004, shown in Chelsea in Fall 2004, and published as a book that same year. But yes, crying guys are timeless.

  • Alacer

    unpretentious? straightforward? you need to take an art history class.

  • Jude

    Oh how I love to see a big, masculine man such as Hayden Christensen reduced to tears. At least his acting in that photo is better than as whiny Anakin.

    All kidding aside, it seems worth a look. But it’s far from being a breakthrough in modern art. These guys are actors because they CAN delve deep and show their softer, weaker sides.

  • fredo777

    Sounds cool, but that isn’t the most flattering shot of Mr. Christensen.

  • fredo777

    I just viewed a gallery of all the shots. I think Robert Downey, Jr. (beautiful pose), Larry Fishburne (the window behind him created a halo effect), Michael Madsen (gotta love the vulnerability in the arm over his face + looking to the heavens), Daniel Craig (raw) had some of the best shots.

    Ben Stiller looked like he was almost laughing + I couldn’t take Robin Williams’ seriously b/c I was so distracted by those furry arms. All in all, a very interesting collection.

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