For Leonard Freed's Kate Series, the photojournalist near the end of his life approaches a photographic subject with ardor and candor. For Freed's personal project he photographs a young woman who poses nude for him with surprising and joyous results--a celebration of life in 2002
A portfolio of 17 vintage prints, Leonard Freed's "Kate Series" is by a photojournalist with a long and extraordinary documentary career. In 2002 Freed approached a new photographic subject with ardor - for a study on nudes. The undertaking becomes an experimental series of nudes for which Freed photographs model Kate with surprising results--. The images reveal complicity between photographer and subject, a joyousness in staging (photographer) and participating (model) for a series of aesthetic and expressive portraits by one of the best known social documentary photographers.