Paul Freeman is by far one of the most popular photographers we have showcased on Advocate.com. After a break in production to refill the creative vessels, Freeman is back with two new books, and you can join the excitement of this release on his Kickstarter page. (The books were quickly fully funded, but there are still special deals to be had.)
Paul’s books are becoming more and more unusual in a world that gravitates toward images on the internet that break copyright laws and less to quality printed books. Paul’s books are also rare in that they contain what is still considered, in most countries, a controversial subject — the fully naked male.
The first book’s title, Larrikin, refers to a male aesthetic, basically a man of free spirit, a bit rebellious and questioning of standards and mores.
The second, Larrikin Yakka, is photographed in several countries in Europe, North America, and Australia. Yakka is another Australian word, meaning hard work. Larrikin Yakka is a photo essay on the manual worker, or blue-collar man.
Paul’s work and his books are remarkable. Yes, the men are astounding, but the care and artistry that Paul invests in every shot, not to mention the breathtaking scenery and situations, can make you a convert to the Freeman point of view.
Check out Paul’s blog here for interesting background information about the shooting and production of these books, and enjoy these images from the first book, Larrikin. And you can see more of Paul’s work on our site here: 29 Reasons Paul Freeman Is the Top Male Physique Photographer.