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‘Crying Men’ is a collection of photographic portraits of famous film actors by London’s Sam Taylor-Wood sharing the true emotion and vulnerability of what it looks like when men cry.  Music is Art posted a few photos of this series back when it started in 2006 but over the years, this beautiful project has grown and developed into an artistic event. Many may create their own interpretations from these pictures but the most important quality that can be taken from the overall reaction, is how important it is to feel.

Sam 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.”

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Benicio del Toro

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Willem Dafoe

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Robert Downey Jr.

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Daniel Craig

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Dustin Hoffman

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Ed Harris

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Forest Whitaker

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Gabriel Byrne

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Hayden Christiansen

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John Leguizamo

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Jude Law

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Kris Kristofferson

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Laurence Fishburne

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Michael Madsen

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Paul Newman

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Michael Pitt

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Robin Williams

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Tim Roth

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Ryan Gosling

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Sam Shepard

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Sean Penn

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Steve Buscemi

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Ben Stiller

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Woody Harrelson

About The Author

“One glimpse is all it takes to tell you that Music Is Art is something special. You can start by judging this blog by its cover—it’s one of the best-designed, most aesthetically aware music blogs around—but there’s much more to it than just a pretty template. For one, Danielle, the “dreamer/designer” behind MIA, focuses not only on excellent music, but on art, photography and writing and how they all intersect and inform the music. By sharing the sounds and sights that inspire her, she’s inspiring a growing number of readers on a daily basis. By documenting artists’ creative processes, she’s, in the process, creating a pretty substantial, always-evolving work of art herself.” - Nerd Litter

18 Responses

  1. Esteban

    Truly amazing! Undescribable how Taylor-Wood depicts the deep soul of such a bunch of “totems”. Can I share it with my facebook mates too?

    Thanks a lot for the link,Danielle!

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  2. musicisart

    thankyou, im so glad you enjoyed this. ms. taylor-wood has created the crying men series book which is truly such a beautiful piece of art to own. please feel free to share this with your friends!

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  3. Ruth

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Beautiful blog. I will keep visiting often.

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  4. Linda

    Men who cry are cool–I am married to one. He is so sensitive, I have to be careful what movies I take him to.

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