PAUL FREEMAN’S LARRIKINS
With a career spanning almost 20 years, Freeman has acquired an enormous international fanbase. So it’s a bonanza for fans that Freeman has released not one, but two new books simultaneously in his Larrikin series.
Best known for his images of fully naked, masculine men against atmospheric Australian backdrops (epitomised by his Bondi and Outback series) these two new books branch out to explore more of the world.
Larrikin Digs (book three) does include some images shot in the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, but also features models and locations in Italy, New York, Florida and Nevada. Most of these images are shot in seedy bachelor pads or atmospheric interiors that feature interesting light and background textures.
The moody, golden-hued cover image is a prime example of the spirit of the work. The images are mostly colour, broken up by a handful of black-and-white shots. Naturally, there are plenty of his trademark masculine Caucasian men, but there are also black models, several boyish models and also some red-heads featured.
As in all of his books, unabashed fullfrontal nudity abounds! Larrikin Lads (book four) has a different outlook and focuses on capturing the working man, toiling and sometimes cavorting in rural and industrial environments.
These images were photographed mainly in England. Again, the book features unashamed nakedness, emphasising male beauty, strength and sensuality, though also revealing moments of vulnerability.
The images are largely portraits of individuals although, towards the end, there are also a handful of superb photographs of a trio cavorting in a river.
Fans of butch, strapping men sporting beards, body hair, and uncut cocks will be in absolute seventh heaven.