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
A NEW ARCHETYPE When Pumping Iron author Charles Gaines first saw women bodybuilders in the late 1970s he declared they represented a “new archetype” – a kind of body never seen before in any culture anywhere in the world at any time in history. Women who develop their muscles for aesthetic purposes are “something new… Read More WHY AESTHETIC FEMALE MUSCLE IS IMPORTANT
THE EVOLUTION OF BODYBUILDING Competitive bodybuilding went through a major growth spurt in the 1970s and 1980s after a period of very slow evolution starting in the 1940s. The public had gotten a very narrow view of bodybuilding over the years. Steve Reeves, one of the most beautiful human beings ever on the planet, certainly made… Read More WHAT IS NEEDED TO FIX PRO BODYBUILDING?
THE REVOLUTION THAT IS BODYBUILDING Where It Came From, Where It’s Going By Bill Dobbins ORIGINS Strength training is an ancient human practice. Sometime in the past 15 thousand years people who formerly lived as hunter/gathers moved into villages, towns and later cities. As they accumulated land and property the need developed to defend what… Read More THE REVOLUTION THAT IS BODYBUILDING
I’ve always loved photographs of great bodies shot against a background of some sort of dramatic landscape – mountains, desert, lave-strewn beaches. Outdoor location images of Steve Reeves or Arnold Schwarzenegger. High fashion photos shot in the Himalayas or Africa. Edward Weston’s nudes at Oceano Dunes. For me, extraordinary bodies and landscapes go together. I’d… Read More FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE