What Would It Look Like If Men Did Boudoir

Jan 21, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

What Would It Look Like If Men Did Boudoir

Jan 21, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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men-did-boudoir-07There is a type of photography called Boudoir. Originally Boudoir refereed to a location in the house, usually the lady’s room, but this term has been borrowed for intimate female photography.

The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit#

Of course it would be an extremely interesting experiment to swap the lady for a dude. And this is exactly what Masika May did.

Masika tells DIYP that the photos were a gift from Brendon to his wife towards her birthday, and is almost an exact replicate of how Masika poses her female clients.

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Of course, Mesika having both some experience in Boudoir, as well as knowing Brenden and wife for a very long time made this a pleasant session and an ecstatic memory for his wife.

I was contacted back in September by Brendon to take these photos for his wife for her birthday which is January 19th. I have known his wife my entire life and have photographed every milestone this couple has had so of course I said yes even though its not normally the type of photos I take. We brainstormed some ideas and thought it would be pretty awesome if he did it in the style that women do boudoir photos. I posed him almost exactly how I pose my female clients and these photos are the result. He made them into a photobook for his wife and she was pretty much ecstatic about them

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[BRENDON WILLIAMS | Masika May]

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45 responses to “What Would It Look Like If Men Did Boudoir”

  1. Greg Henry Avatar
    Greg Henry

    Corrected title: “What would it look like if a man who SHOULDN’T be in Boudoir… was”. lol

    1. Casey Braunger Avatar
      Casey Braunger

      What? Normal dudes?

    2. Jayson Carey Avatar
      Jayson Carey

      because every woman who does boudoir is a Vogue model?

  2. Moses Rodriguez Avatar
    Moses Rodriguez

    I know someone who does “Dude-oir” photos. I know they are presenting this like a joke. But she’s been doing them for a few years now. Most of her work is boudoir but occasionally she’ll have male clients.

    1. Carol Shearman Avatar
      Carol Shearman

      I’m a boudoir photographer – and yep, done the Dudoir thing as well, it was a LOT of fun, the client loved the images, in the end, that’s what counts

  3. Sam Torres Avatar
    Sam Torres

    This looks kind of silly, but it reminds me of work I researched while working on my thesis, male and masculinity.

  4. Darrin Neuer Avatar
    Darrin Neuer

    Uhhhh, they do.

    1. Chesney Peyton Avatar
      Chesney Peyton

      I agree, and was going to comment the same thing.
      But unlike the opinions of others… I think that successful boudoir using men as subjects ABSOLUTELY has to take into account BOTH the man AND the pose(s).

    2. Darrin Neuer Avatar
      Darrin Neuer

      Agreed ;-)

  5. Brenda Jamieson Avatar
    Brenda Jamieson

    Yes, thank you, now we know why, perhaps if he was Beckham or Pitt ……….

  6. Casey Braunger Avatar
    Casey Braunger

    It’s not the guy, it’s the poses.

  7. Vladimir Byazrov Avatar
    Vladimir Byazrov

    Are you sensualophobic?

  8. James Fogg Avatar
    James Fogg

    I’m expecting something more like this….

    1. Chesney Peyton Avatar
      Chesney Peyton

      LOL
      (This guy DOES have the legs, though…)

  9. Adrian Duron Avatar
    Adrian Duron

    ?

  10. Peter Brophy Avatar
    Peter Brophy

    No, no, no and no.

  11. Emma Jones Avatar
    Emma Jones

    I’m a boudoir photographer and cater for women only as I know I’d be useless at this style with a male client. I think photography of the male form needs to have a much more masculine angle to it and word boudoir doesn’t add that for me and dudeoir makes it sound like a joke. I agree totally with Casey, it’s not the guy, it’s how feminine and typically boudoir the pose is for it to look good.

    1. George Salt Avatar
      George Salt

      ^ which knocks on the head the oft claimed idea that boudoir is somehow “empowering” for women. If a bloke in the same pose looks emasculated it’s showing that anyone in that pose is weakened by it.

  12. catiekitten Avatar
    catiekitten

    LOL

  13. Tari Schermerhorn Boynton Avatar
    Tari Schermerhorn Boynton

    idk if I would necessarily do “boudoir” for men. I might employ a strategically placed tool belt or computer keyboard, whatever the man is into. This is just silly. The male form can be represented just as beautifully as the female form.

    1. Vin Weathermon Avatar
      Vin Weathermon

      Male poses are different.. And in my case you had better somehow hide my fat gut :-)

  14. Megan Vigil Avatar
    Megan Vigil

    I would definitely pay for a GQ-style shoot of my man in the buff, this was just silly-fun.

  15. Alan Tan Avatar
    Alan Tan

    Hope this is ‘ tongue in cheek’ The poses are very feminine.

  16. Ineke Mout-Prinsen Avatar
    Ineke Mout-Prinsen

    Maybe shave the guy first….

    1. Jayson Carey Avatar
      Jayson Carey

      why?

    2. Monika Landy-Gyebnar Avatar
      Monika Landy-Gyebnar

      Nope!

  17. Myron Moutos Avatar
    Myron Moutos

    Braking stereotypes… Ballsy move from both photographer and model! Hats off to Brendon for not bursting in laughter. I know I would…

  18. Vanessa Aguiar Martinez Avatar
    Vanessa Aguiar Martinez

    Rebecca Fajardo lol

    1. Rebecca Fajardo Avatar
      Rebecca Fajardo

      Omg lol!!!!

  19. Jeff Ladrillono Avatar
    Jeff Ladrillono

    This is less boudoir photography and more satire.

    1. Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] Avatar
      Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com]

      One can truly hope!

  20. Allen Taylor Avatar
  21. Parkersspace Avatar
    Parkersspace

    I think it’s awesome! It says so much in a few photos about so many things in our society. Nicely done. And done with humour too.

  22. rinconx6 Avatar
    rinconx6

    Fun enough and glad the client was happy (that is what counts) but not male boudoir photography. Different body shapes need a different style of pose. Perhaps if the gent was shaved and had moobs some of the poses would have worked.

  23. Terje Unhjem Avatar
    Terje Unhjem

    Funny images, but has nothing to do with boudoir ? Posing men and women the same is just plain wrong ? Btw, male boudoir is called Dudoir ?

  24. Caleb T Avatar
    Caleb T

    If you guys (and gals) love THIS “Dudeoir” photoshoot then you’re gonna freakin’ DIE when you see TwomblyTV!!’s amazing VIDEO shoot ???

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4owfi24c2o

  25. Alice Jane Avatar
    Alice Jane

    I love the photos. You did a beautiful work.