For this week’s Man Crush, I decided to switch things up. Instead of drooling over a gorgeous man who’s typically posing for a photographer, I chose someone who’s usually behind the camera. Plus, Movember is around the corner and this sexy stud knows how to work his signature 70s styled mustache like no other. Meet New York native Douglas Friedman.
Fans of America’s Next Top Model might recognize Friedman from his appearances on Tyra Banks’ show. He’s appeared on the reality series to snap the wannabe models, most recently on Cycle 19′s trashy motel shoot. Before the 40-year-old began his career in photography, he worked as an assistant to director David Fincher on such films like Se7en, The Game and Fight Club.
Friedman began his photography career shooting stories for Wallpaper, Domino and Elle Decor magazines. Soon he segued to fashion photography and worked with Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair to name a few. Often times, he appears in front of his own camera and takes beautiful shots of himself. It’s not that hard, especially when the subject is as handsome as he is. In addition to his beefy good looks, I also love his fashion sense. Dude has great style. Check out a few photos of Douglas below.
Douglas looks sexy as shizz taking his own portrait.
Rugged or dapper, Friedman makes the ideal date to any function.
Going old school with his Polaroid.
The left picture is of his stylish NYC bachelor pad. Click here for more snaps of his abode.
Woof Daddy. I’d hibernate with this bear all winter long.
You know I love my plaid shirts.
Loving the preppy look. All ready for a summer outdoor wedding. The fashion editorial was for Canadian retailer La Maison Simons.
Now that’s what I call the beautiful outdoors.
I’d like to taste his sushi roll ;)
Showing off his arm tatts.
To check out Douglas’ work, head over to his official website for plenty of photos.