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BICYCLE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Bicycles are so ubiquitous that we need to take this marvelous and revolutionary invention for granted.  Bicycles predate the motorcar and back in the 19th century they became an affordable alternative to...

THE EFFORT OF MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Jay Maisel has spent a career working hard to see what was worth capturing as a photograph. | Source: http://bit.ly/2Yovw11 Looking at something and really SEEING IT are two different things.  You can talk to...

MODERN AMAZONS – The Art of Aesthetic Female Muscle

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com MODERN AMAZONS, Taschen 2002. Here is a link to YouTube video on the book.  Photos by Bill Dobbins As with most experienced photographers, over the years I have pointed my camera lens at a wide...

JAY MAISEL: Let The Image Find You

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Miles Davis. Photo ©Jay Maisel When I was a kid first learning photography, I wanted to be Jay Maisel – I just didn’t realize it.  I would carry a camera everywhere and shoot anything that caught...

AUGUSTE & LOUIS LUMIERE: Fathers of the Cinema

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The Lumiere brothers combined a camera using the newly developed film by George Eastman with a projector that allowed a theater audience to watch the movie as a group. Thomas Edison was a highly influential early...

ON TWO WHEELS – Motorcycles From The Beginning

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Early motorcycles were an inexpensive form of transportation. In America, they needed to produce sufficient power for traveling long distances across the vast American landscape. | Source: http://bit.ly/2FH8Le5 We live at a time when...

BUT SAM COLT MADE THEM EQUAL

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbins.com The Colt Model 1873 single-action army revolver. Issued to the US calvary, a popular sidearm in the old west – and an iconic part of US history.  These pistols were made with...

THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A Wright Brothers glider in 1902. When they added a motor, they achieved heavier-and-air powered flight. “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for...

D-DAY, ROBERT CAPA AND EVERYONE ELSE

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography We’ve just commemorated the 75th anniversary of the invasion of France at Normandy which pretty much spelled the doom of Hitler and Nazi Germany.  Anyone wanting to know what the experience of...

THE AMAZING INVENTION OF THE BICYCLE: The Wonder of Two-Wheel Transportation

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com There are millions of bicycle riders all over the world – riding all sorts of bikes including those equipped with complex multi-gears, cruisers, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, recumbent bikes, bicycles-built-for-two and nowadays an increasing...