Robert Trachtenberg Captures Striking Photos in Red-Blooded American Male + A Giveaway!

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Robert Trachtenberg Captures Striking Photos in <i>Red-Blooded American Male</i> + A Giveaway!

Paul Rudd checking out the merchandise . . . Jimmy Kimmel playing dress up . . . Jack Black getting a one-of-a-kind pedicure . . . Elon Musk unveiling his newest Tesla . . . Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David taking a coffee break. . . .

Award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg collects more than 100 imaginative photos in his latest book, Red-Blooded American Male. We’ve assembled some of his memorable shots in the gallery, accompanied by Trachtenberg’s behind-the-scenes captions describing each shoot.

We’ve also partnered with Amphoto Books for a giveaway, and one lucky reader will receive a hardcover copy of Red-Blooded American Male! To enter the giveaway, follow @Pastebooks on Twitter and retweet this tweet by 4 p.m. EST on Monday, October 10th (you must have a U.S. address to enter). We’ll announce the winner on Monday evening. Good luck!

Neil Patrick Harris (2009)



"[This was for Rolling Stones' 'Hot' issue.] Luckily, Harris couldn't take things too seriously either. And I got to keep the jeans afterward."

Reprinted with permission from Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg, copyright 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.

Judd Apatow (2011)



"Apatow was promoting his film Knocked Up and told us if we ordered a few cheeseburgers from room service, he could make himself look pregnant. We were shooting this when his wife and very young daughters walked in to visit. I remember the youngest taking one look at him posing and burying her head in her mother's neck, saying, 'No, Daddy, no…'"

Reprinted with permission from Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg, copyright 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.

Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jon Hamm & Christina Hendricks (Cast of Mad Men, 2010)



"This shoot took my breath away. Literally. We punched out the windshield of a 1962 Lincoln limousine, and I lay facedown on the hood with my arms stretched out to get this shot. The next morning, I couldn't take a full breath. Next day, the same. I went to the doctor, and he told me my ribs were severely bruised from laying on this tank and would take a few weeks to heal."

Reprinted with permission from Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg, copyright 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.

Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner (2001)



"What is there left to say about these two? Only this: Their comedy emanates from history, literature, music, theater, and art. It predates irony and places the emphasis on, as Mel puts it, 'the human condition.'"

Reprinted with permission from Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg, copyright 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.