‘When Baz met Lonnie’, Zona Black

'When Baz met Lonnie', featured in The Examiner's Summer Edition of In The City.  Words by Zona Black; Photos by Barry Lorne Freedman for www.Baz-and-Lonnie.com

Baz-and-Lonnie was featured in The Examiner‘s Summer Edition of In The City.  Zona ended the interview by asking me to describe Launceston in 3 words, which I couldn’t do!  Instead, I sent her some images of experiences in Lonnie that were most on my mind at the time.  I’m glad she used my photos; they really tell the story of beautiful Lonnie – better than I ever could in less than a sentence!

To get the scoop on the featured experiences, click through to my Baz-and-Lonnie reviews of Black Cow, Josef Chromy and Design Tasmania Centre.


Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure of working alongside Akira Isogawa on a shoot featuring a sampling of his work, ranging from Resort 11 to Spring/Summer 12.  Joining in on the fun were Renya Xydis on hair, Christian McCulloch on face and the stunning Lydia Willemina Collins on…, well, a chair!  The shoot was sunny, sexy and showcased the aesthetic mastery of Mr. Isogawa.  Pop into my portfolio to see the rest of the spread.

Screenshot from lumiere.com

Styled by Akira Isogawa and Barry Lorne Freedman

Photographed by Nicholas Samartis

Hot off the press from Random House

Last year I was contacted by Fodor’s in New York and asked to contribute to their Australia travel guide.  Fast forward 12 months, and some of my favourite travel experiences of all time are recorded in the 21st edition of Fodor’s Australia.  To view a sample of the chapter I wrote, head over to my portfolio.

Copies can be purchased from Random House (Australia) and Fodor’s (international/USD).

First Fleet

A Fleeting Glance, the cover feature of the launch issue of Supply, an Australian online lifestyle magazine.  View the rest of the spread in my portfolio.

UpdateA Fleeting Glance has morphed into The Fatal Shore at Lumière, with a different range of images.  Have at look in my portfolio to see the newly released images.

Screenshot from supply-mag.com

Styled by Barry Lorne Freedman

Photographed by Nicholas Samartis

Coming up with snappy copy was part of the job as an intern at GQ Australia

“‘Fashion fades, style is forever.’ – Yves Saint Laurent, 1936 – 2008.

Chic ’70s style returns to the forefront of men’s fashion this season as the design world reflects on the mastery of Saint Laurent. Monsieur’s iconic personal style is revisited in neutrals, setting the tone for elegant living.”

View the editorial in my portfolio.

Words by Barry Lorne Freedman

Photographed by David Bellemere

Styled by Wayne Gross

Where it all started

My first travel writing gig started during my final year of university with an internship at Bump!, a Canadian travel television program.  One thing led to another and I was subsequently commissioned to research and write Series 1 of Bump! Mobile, the smartphone-format companion guides to the TV series.

Now in it’s 6th season, Bump! is a travelling success.