Photographs by Richard Freeman
I created this website to showcase my documentary photography, related anthropological / scholarly work, and miscellaneous musings. Please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com (careful, it opens in current tab). If you wish to use any image or make a purchase please review the copyright policy below. Otherwise, enjoy.
These photographs have been cultivated from my negatives archive which holds over three decades worth of images and my more recent and continuing work using digital cameras. I got started in photography in about 1973. Until 2005 I shot 35mm film (see the folder below, "Technical Notes - Equipment Used", for a rundown on what cameras I used and when). Thus, the majority of my work is on negatives. In 2008 I began scanning my 35mm negatives on a high quality negative scanner. This on and off again project ended in early 2012, after scanning 4,144 of my "best" images. At an average rate of 12 scans per hour (you do the math!), it was a very laborious process. Truly a labor of love. I was able to go through my archive several times and while I still may find a few frames that I missed, I feel comfortable to say that I am pretty much done. I will be adding these images to existing portfolios and adding new portfolios from this archive along with new born digital portfolios as quickly as I am able. To learn more about me and my work click the "About the Artist" portfolio thumbnail below. If you would like to contact me I can be reached at the e-mail address above in red (a live link, but it opens in this tab!). I would love to hear from you: comments, critiques, questions, random thoughts...
Each image below represents a small body of work on a theme, a portfolio. Click on an image to enter into that portfolio. From there, click on an individual image to see a larger version. You will rarely be more than two clicks away from returning to this portfolio homepage, just use the arrow buttons above the portfolio thumbnails or above each image when enlarged. To advance to the next or previous image in the enlarged view, you can simply click on the image (to advance), use the left/right arrow keys on the keyboard, or the arrows above the image.
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