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Men at their most masculine

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 10, 2009

The Morning News has an interview with Chad States about his series of photographs of Men at Their Most Masculine. Some of the photos are NSFW.

I found all my subjects through Craigslist. I began by asking the question “Are you masculine?” in the heading. In the body of the posting I talked briefly about the project. Much to the effect of: “I am doing a photography project on masculinity. If you identify as being masculine, please get back to me.”

Masculinity seems to involve a lot of shirtlessness (and pantslessness). This one is kind of amazing.

“I am masculine because I abandon women after taking their love. Because when you study Freud, you don’t let him study you. Because I study philosophy, not literature.”

More of States’ masculinity photos can be found on his web site.