Ed Freeman

Ed Freeman’s early career was in the music industry; he performed as a folk guitarist and classical lutenist, worked as a road manager on the last Beatles’ tour, played guitar on dozens of pop recordings, wrote orchestral arrangements for artists including Carly Simon and Cher, and produced and arranged over two dozen albums, including Don McLean’s American Pie.

After a mid-life career change, he now creates commercial and fine art photographs that have been featured in hundreds of publications and are in the permanent collections of several American museums and private collections world-wide. The first edition of his book of male nudes, published by Bruno Gmünder, sold out in record time. His gay reinterpretation of the immortal Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph went viral and won Ed international acclaim and condemnation, including being outed on Fox News.

These days Freeman travels the world shooting landscapes, is working on a book of portraits of homeless people and another one of abandoned buildings in the American West. He photographs nudes both in the studio and underwater, teaches Photoshop, still plays piano, is fighting a losing battle to learn Mandarin Chinese and swears mightily that he will write the Great American Symphony one day - whenever he gets some spare time. 

Don’t hold your breath.