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'Male Portraits' by Antek Gonciarek Exude Machismo

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: antekgonciarek.blogspot & behance.net
'Male Portraits' by Antek Gonciarek is a pictorial that showcases this photographer's knack at capturing the many facets of masculinity. Whether it's a goofy face, a furrowed brow or the curl of cigarette smoke, the tiny details really shine in this series.

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Implications - The obsession with masculinity and living up to the male ideal is timeless, and the market for products that reflect the incessant desire to achieve an unrealistic masculine standard is an ever-expanding one that has crossed over into virtually every industry. Photography, fashion, health and nutrition industries are tapping into the male need to appear as "masculine" as possible.

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