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Men In Thought-Provoking And Slightly Unsettling Feminine Poses By Nir Arieli (PICTURES)

20/08/2013 15:21 BST | Updated 20/08/2013 15:34 BST

We're used to beautiful women striking an arch pose or casting long, wistful looks far off into the distance, so it makes a refreshing change for the eyes to see men wearing a veil of femininity, if only for a while.

Photographer Nir Arieli's portrait series "Men" places men in traditionally feminine spaces and postures, which makes us re-evaluate how stereotypical feminine 'traits' have become. Also, we're slightly ashamed to say, these men pull it off way better than we can at HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

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1. Robert

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In an email to HuffPost US, Arieli said: "In my work I try to expose a component of masculinity that was once oppressed by common social codes. Gentleness, uncensored emotion, vulnerability –- all of these became, under the influence of the social evolution, unnatural characteristics when manifested by men."

Take a look at the rest of the pictures:

2. Paul

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3. Billy

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4. Bjorn

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5. Hanno

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6. Matt

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7. Mike

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8. Tal

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9. Ariel

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10. Kayode

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