Freeborn aims to travel free from the constraints of conventional economics and tourism, forming instant spontaneous human relationships in an exciting and very real positive way.
Inspired by travelling artists of old journeying urban and rural environments, including the Irish countryside, as recently as the 1950s, exchanging/bartering painted portraits, poems or artisan crafts for food, lodging and other goods/services.
Freeborn modernised this concept.
Creating a Freeborn exchange, bARTering his skills in digital photographic portraiture/documentary and promotion through social media and word of mouth, he trades for goods and services such as accommodation, food, personal items and learning other crafts.
The portraits and objects Freeborn collects tell the stories of people he has experienced and exchanged with through traveling to over 20 countries worldwide. The project continues whilst living and working in London.