Larrikin Yakka is the second in the Paul Freeman Larrikin series, this time featuring a sensual array of men in gritty and evocative work environments, from the seedier parts of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood to the olive groves and dilapidated villas of Puglia in southern Italy and out to the red mud and mechanics' sheds of central Australia. Having established himself at the pinnacle of his craft, not only as a photographer, but as a visual poet and artist, Freeman's genius is to find and eulogize the spirit of a rugged yet sensitive male beauty in all its physical glory.
Freeman grew up in Tasmania, the small island state of Australia, and moved to Sydney in his 20s. A graduate of the University of Tasmania, he took up photography at the Australian Centre for Photography. He wrote the best-selling biography of Australian footballer Ian Roberts, Ian Roberts: Finding Out, published by Random House in 1997. His first book of art nude portraits, Bondi Classic, was published to critical acclaim in 2003, and a best-selling series of Bondi books followed. His two Heroics books explored neoclassical and post-Renaissance male ideals in contemporary contexts. He is probably best known for his recent five-book Outback series, which centered on exploring and mythologising the Australian male. Visit PaulFreeman.com.au to find out more.
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