Guy Who Looks Like a Hunky Harry Potter Stars in Sexy “Dudeoir” Photoshoot

Harry Potter Inspired "Dudeoir" Photoshoot

You might be familiar with the boudoir photo, a type of female portrait that’s typically captured in the privacy of her bedroom. There’s a men’s version of this sexy photoshoot, however, and it’s appropriately called “dudeoir.” Often, it’s a cheeky gift for loved ones and is never meant to see the light of the internet. Oklahoma City-based photographer Sarah Hester collaborated with model Zachary Howell to put a fun and “geeky” twist on the genre—and it’s definitely a series the world needs to see.

Howell bears a striking resemblance to Harry Potter, and this likeness was the basis for Hester’s recent photoshoot. Shirtless and holding a wand, Howell channels his inner schoolboy wizard but with a grown-up spin. The portraits are suggestive but not too revealing, capturing the spirit and fun of a dudeior. Although it looks serious—like at any moment “Harry” could cast a spell—Hester said that the shoot was a lot of fun. “I was really uncomfortable because I don’t typically shoot men,” she recalled to BuzzFeed. “Zach made it easy. I had a crew of amazing people helping out for the shoot. We all had an absolute blast! I have never laughed so much while shooting.”

The idea for the dudeior came organically. “I met Zach at a meetup I held at the studio for local photographers,” Hester said. “He’s a photographer and a model. I started calling him ‘Harry’ because I could NOT remember his name. I jokingly asked if he would be willing to shoot a Harry Potter boudoir session and he was into the idea! We set up the shoot for a week later.”

Now that she’s photographed a hunky Harry, Hester isn’t stopping there—she’s got a few more of these nerdy shoots up her sleeve.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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