Header photo: Image by photographer Rob Rook and model Leon Lift

Portrait photography, a well-known and popular style, is all about capturing the emoticon and personality of the subject using poses, composition, background and lighting.

Capturing a good portrait takes experience, practice and skill. There are some excellent tips for working with male models in Male portraits: How to photograph men (Jana Máčková, Learn Photography) and 25 Best Male Poses – Guide to Photographing Men (Expert Photography).  

This collection of PurplePort images is full of simply stunning portraits, all created by the PurplePort community and featuring male models exclusively.

If you enjoyed this collection, explore other photo collections we've curated on The Purple Blog (including our other male model photo collections).  


Image by photographer Melby Photo


Jun Vahe Khanbekian by photographer Banksy


Image by model Leon Lift


Computer Love by model Retro Rob


Image by model Mr Tachetastic


English gentleman by model Mr Wood


Image by model Keiferdarke


Lucian Mykel by photographer Hewlett


Image by model Nick Pearce


Image by photographer l x s t


Sherlock by photographer Tim McAndrew


Image by photographer Bullets


Image by model Alex Foley


Michael by photographer Grewy


The man that waits succeeds by model Nick Pearce


Barbepil campaign by model Nick Pearce


The man from Myanmar by photographer Mug-Shots Photography


Image by photographer LRM Photography


You've got to keep it Moving...Bugzy Malone by photographer Craft Lens


Pipe,snifter and nap by photographer Karens1961


Image by model Sofyan Khalfi


Image by model Mike Cawley


The Fur Trader by model Silverbeard1


Image by model Bruce Richardson


Image by model Jsjord


Image by photographer dragontooth


Photo by Kris Karl Photography by model Maxwell James Clements


Bewitched - C'est la Vie by photographer iamBIONIC™


Mo' Pleasure by photographer Cian


The Victorian Gentleman by photographer Nick Walch Photography


Peaky Blinder by photographer BristolArtist


Image by photographer W A L L Y


Just Out Of Focus by photographer Jamondo


Image by model qualia


Primal by photographer W A L L Y


Image by model Keiferdarke


Image by model AlexYearwood


'Experience' by photoshop wizard Retoucher Cam


Mr Bond by photographer panilsson


Mike - stranger 197 by photographer Steve M


Conor by photographer Ross McK


Ahhhh lets relax by model Joshenton


'Suited & Booted' by photographer Bobg


Man in the black coat by photographer ziebellphotography


“Goodness.” No, not much. by model Benjamin Woodier


Peaky by studio The Dairy Barn Studio


Porscha by photographer J Black Photographic


Still a Rebel by photographer Craig Bevington

What is PurplePort

PurplePort is a modelling website that brings models, photographers and other creatives together with one fantastic service. We provide the tools and help you need to get together and create amazing photos.

Established in 2010, PurplePort has grown from strength to strength and now has 40,000+ active members worldwide. With features such as integrated messaging, calendar, shoot plans, image albums, references, credited photos, busy member forums, hundreds of articles, and dedicated full-time staff to help you, it's easy finding the perfect creatives you need for your next photography project. It's a fresh, fast, and feature-rich alternative to ModelMayhem.

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