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Dobbs Ferry celebrity photographer Peter Freed focuses on women in their prime

Photographer Peter Freed poses in his Rye studio with the black and white portraits he took of women aged 35 to 104 for a book he is working on. (Photo: Joe Larese/The Journal News)

Photographer Peter Freed poses in his Rye studio with the black and white portraits he took of women aged 35 to 104 for a book he is working on. (Photo: Joe Larese/The Journal News)

Photographer Peter Freed, who has spent much of his career taking pictures of celebritis,  has a “war room” in a modern house in Rye crammed with 120 striking black and white portraits of women — each a “landscape of the face,” shot without makeup and reproduced without retouching or Photoshop alteration.

The 8-by-10 prints cover the massive table in the center of the room, with the spillover ringing the room on the floor and the credenza.

The Dobbs Ferry-based photographer’s subjects, ranging in age from 35 to 104 (Beryl Barnett), are all “extraordinary women in their prime,” Freed says. They’re all for a book called “Prime.” He’s nearing the deadline for his Kickstarter to fund the publication, and needs help hitting the goal.

For more on his project and his fascinating life, check out our conversation at lohud.com now, or read it in print in Sunday’s edition of The Journal News.