Larrikin Bravado

Author(s): Paul Freeman

Mens Photography | New Releases

A book of male nude portraits shot at evocative locations in the US and Australia.


Best known for his series of photographic monographs on the nude male, Paul Freeman's nude portraits of sports stars, Olympians and actors appeared between 1995 and 2005 in Studio Magazines' '(not only) Black And White', '(not only) Sport' and 'Blue', and in their books The Sydney Dream (2000), 'The Athen's Dream' (2004), and 'Sportbook' (2003)

In 1996 Paul wrote the best-selling biography of footballer Ian Roberts, ('Ian Roberts: Finding Out', Random House 1997).

His first monograph, 'Bondi Classic', was published to critical acclaim in 2003, and was followed by 'Bondi Urban' (2005), 'Bondi Work' (2006) and 'Bondi Road' (2007). This best-selling series, which takes its' name from Sydney's most iconic suburban beach, observes the contemporary young Australian urban male at home, at work and at play.

Equally successful has been Paul's Outback series, which uses the Australian bush and its' changing moods to explore Paul's male aesthetic, and to style and weather his subjects, varying thematic focus in each of 'Outback' ( 2008) ,' Outback Currawong Creek' (2009) , 'Outback Brumby' (2010), and 'Outback Bushmen' (2012).' Outback Dusk' has just been released.

His 2011 and 2013 books 'Heroics' and' Heroics II' are an exploration of the neo-classic nude male referencing sculpture and painting in Western European art, and even surrealist film interpretations. This work comments on attitudes to the naked male in public and art by juxtaposing our collective artistic heritage with contemporary reality and male physiques.

Paul has made his mark in fashion and advertising, with international awards, from Cannes Lions to Clios, to his name. He has a university degree in Arts, and studied photography at the Australian Centre For Photography in Sydney. The New York Times art critic Robert Hughes' featured Paul's work in his 2000 documentary series Australia: Beyond The Fatal Shore.

Please go to visit Paul Freeman's website for for more information.

December 2020


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General Fields

  • : 9780980667578
  • : Paul Freeman Publishing
  • : Paul Freeman Publishing
  • : November 2020
  • : December 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 118
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Paul Freeman