Dobbins presents figure studies of women bodybuilders and fitness competitors with text considering the meaning that this kind of body has for our society, our knowledge of the physiological possibilities of the female body and our sense of the erotic.
From the Author
Bill Dobbins is a photographer, writer, and video director. His artistic photographs, especially nudes, first appeared in Joe Weider's Flex Magazine, the world's leading bodybuilding publication. His work has also been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including this year's "Picturing The Modern Amazon" exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. In 1995, Dobbins published The Women: Photographs of the Top Female Bodybuilders (Artisan, NY); he has also written a number of books on bodybuilding training and nutrition and has collaborated with Arnold Schwarzenegger on three books.