Doing Gender by Photography II

In vielen Fachbüchern und Websites mit Tipps zur Portraitfotografie, zeigt sich ein von traditionellen, dichotomen Geschlechtervorstellungen geprägtes Bild. Hier eine Auswahl an Zitaten:


With female portraits it’s likely you’ll be concentrating on beauty, whereas with male portraits it’s character.

(, acc. 1.10.2015)

„For the feminine pose the head is turned and tipped to the high shoulder.
For the basic or masculine pose the head is tipped to the lower shoulder.
Other than for profile you should avoid the feminine pose for all men.“

(Monte Zucker‘s Portrait Photography Handbook. 2008)

„Be careful if they put hands on their hips as this can be a very feminine pose.“

(, acc. 1.10.2015)

„Get men to bite their teeth together slightly to help define a strong jaw line.“

(, acc. 1.10.2015)

„Show her how to relax her jaw so her lips part …“

(, acc. 1.10.2015)

„Especially in portraits of women, the subject’s shoulders should be turned at an angle to the camera.“

(Michelle Perkins: 500 Poses for photographing women.2009)

„Men may also be successfully posed with their shoulders square to the camera – especially when it is desirable to emphasize the broadness of the subject’s shoulder to communicate a sense of assertiveness and power.“

(Michelle Perkins. 500 Poses for photographing men. 2011)

„Für männliche Posen ist es wichtig, dass die Bewegungen nicht gestellt aussehen.“

(Mehmet Eygi: Posen, Posen, Posen: Das Buch für Fotografen und Models. 2014)

„Stand on one leg and bring the other foot up to the shin. Bend the arms and use the hair to make triangular shapes in the body.“

(, acc. 1.10.2015)