Photographer’s Work Defies Traditional Gender Norms (30 Pics)

There are a lot of discussions going around today about gender norms and roles. People are beginning to defy them more and more, stepping out of their ‘traditional roles’ and being who they want to be, instead of what society expects them to be. Photographer Nir Arieli from Israel is helping defy these norms by capturing the feminine and gentle side of men.

The photographer started a project where male models pose, look, and present themselves in a gentle, serene, and beautiful way, instead of the usual way men are represented in media. Nir wants to show the vulnerability and emotions in men with his photos.

More info: Instagram | nirarieli.com | Facebook#1 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Esca Sav1 week ago

I would kill for hair like his… gorgeous picture!13ReplyView more comments

“In this project, I try to expose a side in masculinity that I believe was oppressed by society throughout history. Gentleness and vulnerability are beautiful qualities that are not in the exclusive female emotional territory.”#2 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Paul Budhram1 week ago

don’t target long hair. I have long hair I don’t know why “boys can’t have long hair”29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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glowworm21 week ago

I love this one! Makes it look like he’s wearing a fancy hat.11ReplyView more comments

“Through this work, I try to find these qualities in the men I photograph, open a dialog about them, and remind the viewers that they are allowed to feel free and that they are beautiful when they do so.”

The photographer wants to show everyone, not only men, that to be your true self is the most beautiful thing ever.#4 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Eva the Egg1 week ago

I don’t really understand how this is feminine, everyone cries41ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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MagicalUnicorn1 week ago

amazing shot!2ReplyView more comments

We have many posts where men express their vulnerable side, femininity, and gentleness. Like this man who proves that clothes have no gender by wearing skirts and dresses. Or this guy who wears heels like nobody’s business and proves that they’re not only for women. Also, you might be interested in seeing examples of pointless gendering that show how stupid it can be.#6 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Toko Danganronpa1 week ago

Wow, astounding work!6ReplyView more comments#7 

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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YoChicken1 week ago

This one is beautiful6ReplyView more comments

What do you think of Nir Arieli’s project and photographs? What do you think is the idea behind the project? Tell us in the comments the gender roles you run into and how they make you feel. Hopefully, we will one day live in a world where your gender won’t define how you have to live your life or express your emotions.#8 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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NoodleBear1 week ago

This looks neat5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Gold roses1 week ago

This is……. gorgeous!8ReplyView more comments#10 

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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KINLEE 54799801 week ago

YESSSS DRAG QUEENNNN6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Toko Danganronpa1 week ago

So elegant7ReplyView more comments#12 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Oleander1 week ago

Ah yes, only women can be affectionate with people.16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Paul Budhram1 week ago

ARE WE NOT ALOUD TO LOVE PEOPLE?8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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YoChicken1 week ago

I honestly don’t like it when they have any gender do stuff like this.7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Amy Begun Saab1 week ago

Stunning!4ReplyView more comments#16 

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Loki1 week ago

DEAR GOD-13ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Terilee Bruyere1 week ago

Wait, getting dressed/ready in front of a mirror is feminine? I’ve being doing it wrong all this time..5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Loki1 week ago

What’s feminine about vitiligo?24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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TERYSSA FOWLER1 week ago

not feminine4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Birgit M1 week ago

Wow!2ReplyView more comments#21 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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KINLEE 54799801 week ago

fliping amazing..4ReplyView more comments#22 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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KC Lancaster3 days ago

Gorgeous!0Reply#23 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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alexx1 week ago

this is my favorite pic4Reply#25 

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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YoChicken1 week ago

Did anybody get major Thor vibes11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Michael Afton1 week ago

okay, ngl those freckles are beautiful11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Cadmar Orion1 week ago

I love black and white photos2ReplyView more comments#28 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Diana Murtaugh2 days ago

<3 is love. This is a great picture. I don’t really like the redundant caption tho.0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Amy Begun Saab1 week ago

Love love love how glitter was applied! Something new! At first glance i believed it to be his beard- dazzling4ReplyView more comments

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