The most famous wedding photographers in the world are known for their nude photos, but Paul Freeman knows his way around the nubile body.
Paul Freeman is known for his nude portraits, including the stunning nude shots of Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow.
Freeman is a self-professed “naturist”, and says he prefers to take photos of people in “real life”, rather than digitally-enhanced versions of them.
“Nude photography is a very natural way of taking pictures of people, but it’s never about being able to take their skin or their face,” he said.
“When you’re trying to get a photo of somebody in the nude, they don’t really want to be photographed, and the best way of doing that is with your own body.”
That’s what I like to do, and that’s what’s really appealing to me.
“Freeman, whose work includes the iconic images of Marilyn and Jean, said he began taking nude photos in the 1970s, after the death of his father, who was a photographer.”
I had this idea to do this kind of work as a way to honour my father, and so I went out and bought a Nikon camera,” he explained.”
The first time I took a nude picture, I didn’t even know what it was.
“Freman said his photographs were taken for a magazine called The New Yorker.”
They said I was the most beautiful woman in the US.
So I went and met with this lovely woman, and I didn.
She was a very attractive woman, but I had never met her before.
I didn, and she went and photographed me, and all I had was this lovely photograph of me in a bikini.
“Fremer said he knew he was going to get naked photos taken by Marilyn Monroe when he got the call from the photographer asking him to do a shoot.”
And she said, ‘I’ll pay you £10,000 and you can have me for the rest of my life’,” he said, adding that she paid him a couple of thousand pounds to do it.”
So I thought, ‘Well, you know what?
I’ll do this for free, and if you want to take it back, you can.’
“Freeman said he spent the next several years photographing Marilyn and her friends at a private island in the Bahamas, with Monroe posing as his girlfriend, in his own image.”
It was just a matter of me being able do it in a natural way,” he recalled.”
Then one day she came to me, in a beautiful, sunny, blue-eyed, green-eyed kind of way, and said, “Can you do a picture of me for me?
I don’t have any money.'”
Fremer took the picture for The New York Times and, although it was widely criticised, was published.
Monroe died in 1977, and Freeman went on to become one of the world’s most famous photographers.
But he said his decision to turn to photography was not about money, but about giving back to society.
“There’s an interesting difference between making money for the world and making a difference for the individual,” he told ABC News.
“If you want something, you have to give it to somebody.
And if you’re going to give something away, you need to make something for somebody.”
Freemans decision to become a photographer is something that has been talked about since the 1960s, when he was working for The Daily Telegraph, which was owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Freemains own website has featured photographs of Marilyn, Jean, and other famous couples, and he says that has helped him realise that people need to be seen as they really are.
“People don’t like to see naked people, they just want to see the naked person,” he joked.
“As far as I’m concerned, the only thing I would really like to be able to do with my body is take a photograph of myself, and have the photos published, and be able do something for the community.”ABC NewsTopics:photography,photography-education,arts-and-entertainment,relationships,united-statesFirst posted April 08, 2019 14:39:15Contact Sarah WhitemoreMore stories from New South Wales