PAUL FREE­MAN’S LARRIKINS

DNA Magazine - - CONTENT #225 - BY GRAEME AITKEN

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.