HOW SHOULD WE DEFINE ART? Maybe “Art” Should Be A Verb, Not A Noun By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Humans are fond of using symbols for which there is no actual referent. That is, using words to refer to things that don’t actually exist. It would be hard to find real world examples of “dragon,” “unicorn”… Read More MAYBE “ART” SHOULD BE A VERB, NOT A NOUN
FEMALE MUSCLE: Where Feminism Has Failed Women By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbins.com The progress that women, primarily in western culture, have made since the latter half of the 19th century is amazing. This is especially evident when you look at the status of women in parts of the world that have not gone through this evolutionary… Read More FEMALE MUSCLE: Where Feminism Has Failed Women
NATURE OF REVOLUTION I read an interesting quote in a book recently: “It would hardly be a revolution if everyone agreed with it at the beginning, would it?” This applies to most areas of our culture, from taste and social conventions, fashion, psychology and even medicine and scientific knowledge. This especially applies to my photos… Read More MY PHOTOS: REAL REVOLUTION TAKES TIME
My photo studio is located in Los Angeles. I have wonderful photo locations easily available including the beach, mountains and deserts not too many miles away. This is why I encourage those who want the best possible photos to come to book photo session and come here to L.A. I get asked a lot if… Read More SHOOTING PHOTOS IN LOS ANGELES
THE AGE OF FREE PORN We live in an age of free porn on the Internet and any magazines should keep this in mind when they are thinking about publishing photos of sexy women to attract readers. Penthouse went out of business at one point trying to chase the Internet in terms of erotic content.… Read More “GIRLIE” PHOTOS AND FAILING FITNESS MAGAZINES
(This post contains nude images, but no adult content.) The camera was invented in the early 1830s and the next day some guy asked a woman he knew to pose without her clothes on. And undressed photos of women have proliferated ever since. I say undressed (or naked) rather “nudes” because here is a big… Read More PHOTOGRAPHING NUDES
Supreme Court Justice Potter Steward once famously said that he couldn’t define pornography but he knew it when he saw it. What he didn’t realize is that pornography is not a “thing.” It is somebody’s reaction to a thing. A 1944 Betty Grable poster was sexy in its day, seems quaint now but would have… Read More WHAT IS ART?