Steve McQueen is truly a guy’s guy. And if there’s any guy that a guy should frame on his wall, Steve’s that guy!
Okay, I won’t say guy anymore I promise…At his home in Palm Springs, McQueen practices his aim before heading out for a shooting session in the desert.
During an after-lunch stroll yesterday through the Marais, the old Parisian Jewish quartier, my own guy (sorry, last time) stumbled upon this iconic photograph of Steve in a shop window.
He was especially interested in the photograph because he’s soon to be moving into a new apartment and thought it would be perfect to christen his walls with. So, like the good little gal that I am, I had a quick Google this morning to do a little research …
If you’re looking for iconic prints of our icon du jour, look no further than photographer John Dominis. He certainly had a knack for capturing Steve in his boyish element– playing with his man toys, sifting through his record collection, cuddling his girl, drinking beer, hanging out on the backs of trucks– you know, all the things a real guy does.“He just enjoyed being out in the desert looking at the sun”, remembers Dominis, “He was just so natural about everything. There was no time to feel embarrassed… I shot some pictures specially of his backside so we could use them in the magazine, because in most of them he was just [full-frontal] nude. He wasn’t hiding anything.”
DIY PRINTS: If you’re looking to add a bit of rugged manliness to your life in form of a Steve McQueen photograph, why not print your own? All you need is some photo glossy paper and a printer. Google Image the keywords: “Steve McQueen high res” and you’ll find pages of high resolution images of the icon, which can be blown up and framed, like this one here.
P.S. Ladies, this is a pretty fool-proof gift for the boys.
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