"Crying men" by Sam Taylor-Wood

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  1. moussemaker

    moussemaker Active Member

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    "Hollywood hunks including Jude Law, Robert Downey, Jr. and Laurence Fishburne amazed artist Sam Taylor-Wood with their heart-felt sobs for her bizarre new exhibition, Crying Men. The photographer asked the actors to produce real tears for a series of images which she hopes capture the vulnerable sides of the movie stars. She is particularly proud of pictures of the Cold Mountain hunk weeping in a foetal position and a portrait of Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen betraying his hard-man image by crying hysterically. Taylor-Wood explains, "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." The exhibition opens tomorrow at London's White Cube gallery."

    http://www.whitecube.com/html/prog/wc/current/cur_frset.html

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    Willem Dafoe
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    Forest Whitaker
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    Gabriel Byrne
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    Hayden Christiansen
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    Kris Kristofferson
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    Michael Madsen
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    Paul Newman
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    Ryan Gosling
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    Sam Shepard
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    moussemaker Active Member

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    And last but not least:

    Woody Harrelson
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  7. helena

    helena Swim Upstream

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    they are all very powerful photos moussemaker thanks
     
  8. Golden_butterfly

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    Oh...i love when men cry.. :heart: :heart:

    Thank u so much moussemaker.
     
  9. utopia

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    very beautiful and moving (the jude law one is particularly striking), though I can't help but feel as though I'm intruding on a very private moment... :ninja:

    thanks for posting, moussemaker
     
  10. strawberry daiquiri

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    Beautiful :heart:
    Thanks...
     
  11. moussemaker

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    @ admin: could you please fix the headline? I meant to write "Crying men" by Sam Taylor-Wood

    TIA!
     
  12. oanadobre

    oanadobre New Member

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    I cant't help but thinking how they burst into laughter after the photo session :innocent:

    I must admit that the photos are great, though...
     
  13. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    where have i seen these?...anyway...am i the only one who thinks it odd that this chick shows up at an actor's house with an appointment and a camera...and then the actor proceeds to start bawling while she snaps away...?

    doesn't it seem at all disinegeuous to anyone else but me...slightly forced and phony...

    this doesn't move me in the slightest...these are men who are highly paid to pretend to feel...how is this in any way authentic?...i actually find it a bit annoying...
    how about some real men with some real tears???...

    c'mon now... :rolleyes: :innocent:
     
  14. Golden_butterfly

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    Yepp.
     
  15. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    whatever...i guess that i'm just too aware of what it's like to be on set to be fooled by anything so contrived... :lol: ^_^
     
  16. purplelucrezia

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    It is their job after all. :wink: I still like the photos though...
     
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    I wouldn't say I'm moved by it. Like you say soft, they're actors, it's their job, and it's a bit worrying that some of them could barely even do it. But male film characters tend not to cry, and even though half of these only seem a bit sad, and a bit tearless, I like the idea... even if it does suggest that a man crying is so rare and significant it should be considered art :innocent: :ninja:
     
  18. stylegurrl

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    Bravo SG. :clap: I agree with you completely. I personally have never really understood the appeal of Sam Taylor Wood anyway....some of the pretentious garbage that passes for art these days :innocent:
     
  19. jessa010

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    I find most of these a bit awkward, somehow I don't think she did as great as a job at capturing what I think she was aiming for ...

    However, even though I don't really like Hayden Christensen that much ... in that picture he looks like he needs a good long hug .... preferably one from me :P
     
  20. sugarpea

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    who wants to see people fake crying? its lame...it lacks any soul and depth...
     

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