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Dobbs Ferry Photographer Releases Book Featuring Westchester Women

Photographer Peter Freed with his book, Prime, four years in the making.
Photographer Peter Freed with his book, Prime, four years in the making. Photo Credit: Facebook

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- A Kickstarter campaign launched in July by Dobbs Ferry photographer Peter Freed has turned into reality with the release of his book, Prime, now out and available for the holidays.

The book, four years in the making, is a collection of more than 80 black and white portraits of women from all over the world including many from Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield Counties,. The photos sit next to essays about life lessons, aging and more.

Each woman, ranging in age from 35 to 104, was photographed without makeup and reproduced with no retouching or Photoshop alteration. The book is a self-described labor of love for Freed, who for over three decades was the “go to” portrait photographer for publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Esquire, Newsweek and Architectural Digest. 

The book includes a foreword by the American scholar and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown, and an introduction by the founder of Philosophy Beauty, Cristina Carlino, Celebrities such as author Dani Shapiro, NBC's Natalie Morales, model Christy Turlington Burns, and author Lee Woodruff are also featured in the book, however the majority of the subjects are regular, everyday women Freed found through friends of friends, word of mouth and the web. (Click HERE for previous Daily Voice story.)

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