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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
My Bio
I recently retired from an international career as a petroleum geologist and am now devoting more or less full-time to my photography passion. I’ve long been in thrall to the beautiful in all its forms and thus as a photographer pursue many different subjects from wildlife to landscapes to architecture to longtime exposures to abstract. But a particular fascination for me is that highly evolved form of beauty: Woman.

My Tumblr: rdhobbet.tumblr.com/

Favourite Visual Artist
Too many to name
Favourite Movies
Roman Holiday, North By Nortwest, Casablanca, The Red Shoes, most any Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie, Gene Kelly, American in Paris, Pride & Prejudice, Wives & Daughters, Manhattan, Rear Window, Philadelphia Story, Passage to India, Lawrence of Arabia,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Any Handel Oratorio, Bach, Vivaldi, Rameau, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Penguin Cafe, Bill Evans, Billie Holliday, Diane Krall, Count Basie, Ahn Trio, Caetano Veloso, Artie Shaw, Lester Young, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Stravinsky
Favourite Books
Emma, Pride & Prejudioce, Sense & Sensibility, Small Kingdoms, Winters Tale, Lolita, The Swerve, Sexual Personae, Middlemarch, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Favourite Writers
Anastasia Hobbet, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, George Elliot, E.M., Forrester, Mark Helprin, Nabakov, Will Durant, Camille Paglia
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D800
Other Interests
Beauty, Ballet, Art, Photography, Cinema, Travel, Birding, Reading, Nature, Museums, Jazz, History

Model Society Dance Issue!

Model Society Dance Issue!

I’ve been so busy of late with shoots – to Moab Utah in May and Iceland in June and others – that I’ve been slow to note Model Society published a special magazine issue dedicated to my work with dancers just this May. Working with dancers, both professional and those training for a dance career, has been such an enjoyable pursuit for me, equal to my work with art nude models you see here. And sometimes the two interests are combined as you will see in the pages of this issue. Please check it out here: https://modelsocietymagazine.com/dancers-by-randall-hobbet/ Very proud of this work and so happy for the dancers who

Seeking Beauty: Select Fine Art Nudes 2012 - 2016

Seeking Beauty: Select Fine Art Nudes 2012 - 2016

©Randall Hobbet Available now, SEEKING BEAUTY: SELECT FINE ART NUDES 2012 - 2016  is my second Blurb photography book following on my first book published in 2016, MELISSA ANN: NUDE MUSE.  This latest book is a compilation of my favorite fine art nude photos from my first five years of working in this genre, a “best of the rest” you might say. In this time I’ve worked with over 50 fine art models; 42 of them are in this book. I did this project for myself, to have a coffee table size book to browse and to show to friends. The format is large square, 12″ x 12″ with an image-wrapped hard cover and high-end

Special Model Society Mini-Issue on Melissa Ann!

Special Model Society Mini-Issue on Melissa Ann!

I’m very happy to share that Model Society has published a special mini-issue dedicated to my work with fine art model Melissa Ann (melannc (https://www.deviantart.com/melannc)). I feel so fortunate that Melissa favored me as she approached the end of her modeling career with this unique collaboration, and her friendship.  I hope I have done her proud in capturing her exceptional beauty. It’s certainly an honor to have this work exhibited in the pages of Model Society which I consider the unequalled showcase for fine art nudes in the world today. I support the mission and message of its founder David Bollt and am proud to be a member of it amongst so many extraordin

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solsticesonHobbyist Photographer

Happy late birthday Rand!

Ejderha-ArtsHobbyist Traditional Artist
I discovered your gallery today and I'm in awe of the wonderful photos you take. Thank you so much for sharing!
Oh, and happy belated birthday! :happy birthday: 
Stay safe, healthy & creative, and have a lovely day.
LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
Happybirthday2you by LindArtz   D76jh3r-d9d8f3d1-346c-46ed-b94a-83944b0ac9e8 by LindArtz  
Chaosfive-55Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party:
skycladartsProfessional General Artist
Happy Birthday Randall from a fellow Taurean! :) :ahoy:
pearwoodHobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Randall. I'm glad you're still here.