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ANSEL ADAMS: Master Photographer of Landscape and Light

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)1942© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust*Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston There is an exhibition at the Museum of...

EUGENE ATGET: Images Of Disappearing Paris

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Eugene Atget was a pioneer documentary photographer who set out to record traditional Parisian scenes at the end of the 19th century before all was transformed by modernism. Photo: Eugene Atet Eugene Atet...

LEWIS CARROLL IN PHOTO LAND

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t...

FAMOUS BEAUTIES – An Old Tradition Continues

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com In his 1962 book THE IMAGE: Or, What Happened To The American Dream, historian Daniel Boorstin wrote about how “pseudo events” have taken the place of real events (and this was before the invention of...

“WE HAD FACES!” Norma Desmond On Looking Like A Movie Star

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Greta Garbo had one of the great photogenic faces of all time. However. Credit: George Hurrell Faces, and recognizing what they look like, are so important to human beings that we have a...

RICHARD AVEDON: Picturing Models In Motion

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com One of the most iconic of Richard Avedon photos – model Dovima and the elephants. © The Richard Avedon Foundation Richard Avedon was an iconic fashion photographer much of whose work was characterized by movement and...

IN SEARCH OF DECISIVE MOMENTS: The Challenges of Modern Street Photography

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbins.com Sometimes you get better street photos when you talk and interact with your subjects. Photo: Bill Dobbins  Anyone knowledgable about photography and the great photographers of the past is bound to respect the...

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: A Photographer And His Leica

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Using a small and unobtrusive camera like the Leica made images like this possible. BELGIUM. Brussels. 1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum PhotosHenri Carter-Bresson (1908-2004) was a pioneer in candid, street photography.  He mastered...

DAVID HUME KENNERLY: This Kind Of Career Doesn’t Happen Anymore

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Journalism, sports, combat photography, Gerald Ford’s photographer in the White House, there have been few careers to approach that of David Hume Kennerly. The photographic career of David Hume Kennerly is amazing in its scope...

The SMPSP and DigitalFusion present: “A Single Frame”

Select Images from the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography Martin Scorsese Photo by: Andrew Cooper The contribution of unit still photographers to the movies and movie history has been an important and significant part...