Flashback to WWII portraits with men in their armed forces attire
If a man in a uniform doesn’t give you butterflies in your stomach, I don’t know what will. I had the priviledge to go to the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg, Idaho to see airplanes and other war equipment from all the various sections of the armed forces. We had a fun fashion shoot with some awesome models who look like they stepped out of a history textbook.
One thing I love about male portraiture is their defined facial features. It’s nice to get a shot from the side or to have the model turn his head to either side so you can get a defined jaw line. Utilizing some great auxiliary light created some cool shadows that highlights their face and creates more interest for the viewer. It’s always good to have them interacting with something. Holding their hat, lifting their arms up to touch something, or giving a salute helps to define their manly features.
Check out https://www.emilykayp.com/stunning-women-in-vintage/ to see some women in attire from this same time period!