Photographing Men

Men portraits in black and white. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Every time I’d take a hands-on photography workshop where attendees could photograph live models, more often than not those models were young women. Nothing wrong with that, but I’ve always photographed men and, really, mostly individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, including activists, artists, and friends. I’ve covered the community for almost twenty years now and made wonderful friends and supporters along the way.

I hope I’ll be able to photograph people again, in a post-Covid time. I hope that I’ll be able to photograph and see my friends again, in person. But until that’s possible, here are a few #tbt portraits of men:

  • Photographing men. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
  • Photographing Men. B&W portrait by Alina Oswald.
  • Lean on Me. Men's Fashion Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Photographing Men - studio portraits in black and white. ©Alina Oswald.
  • Man with Beard. Black-and-white portrait by Alina Oswald.
  • Black&White Man Portrait by Alina Oswald.
  • Male Headshots & Portraits
  • Photographing Men for my vampire photography book. © Alina Oswald.
  • HIV activist Ken Pinkela photographed for A&U Magazine by Alina Oswald.
  • Lean on Me. Men's Fashion Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Men's fashion. Photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Group Wedding Portrait w/ the photographer.

And since will soon be celebrating yet another wedding anniversary of my friends, here’s to happier moments, like the one captured in this group shot.

For portraits and interviews, please check out some of the links posted on my Portfolio page.

As always, thank you for stopping by.

Alina Oswald

  • On my wish list: Nikon Z5 Mirrorless. Check out the link below:


  1. Some great shots and personally I find B & W shots of men more interesting than women. Part of that might well be that we’re so used to women in photography that they can become boring in their repetitious poses, especially fashion photography.

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    1. I completely agree! You read my mind. Plus, and this is my opinion, there’s a certain notion of “soft” or “softness” and a certain “look” or idea of “perfection” associated with women’s fashion photography that has nothing to do with everyday life, with reality. So, yeah, again, I agree completely with you. Also, I appreciate your note and kind words. Many thanks! Hope that all is well.


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