by Paul Freeman (Author, Photographer)
Meet the Larrikin Lads. Photographed mainly in England, this fourth volume in the Larrikin series is more from Paul Freeman about the working man. Here they are depicted toiling and cavorting in unwelcoming semi-rural, semi-industrial environments, used skilfully to emphasise visceral masculinity and stoicism, but also to accentuate vulnerabilities. And the happy perseverance of men amongst the dirt is, along with their unashamed nakedness, one of the signature Freeman eulogies to male beauty, strength and sensuality.