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PICTURING BASEBALL: THE NATIONAL PASTIME

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Baseball has been played in the US for a very long time – at every level from the sandlot, to local amateur teams, to semi-pro and then the big leagues. | Source: http://bit.ly/2ZwTIj6 While...

CONSIDER THE LOWLY POSTCARD

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com The digital age and the Internet have created vast changes to our world and culture: some good, some not so good, many unintended.  One of these changes is a diminishment in the...

ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND GEORGIA O’KEEFE: Partners in Life and Art

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz had a long artistic collaboration and married life, although later on she lived mostly in New Mexico and they saw each other infrequently. Alfred Stieglitz is one of the...

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...