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I recently retired from an international career as a 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... more
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about Randall Hobbet

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I recently retired from an international career as a 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 primary fascination for me is that highly evolved form of beauty: Woman. It is the fleeting aspect of beauty that I particularly find an interesting challenge, to capture beauty and yet attest to its fugitive quality.

Those moments can be in the millisecond moment of a dancer, an emotion passing across the face; or the life force of animate nature, be it animal or plant, the patience of a heron, the predatory gaze of a cat or owl, the flower of womanhood… The fleeting moment can also entail changing light in a landscape, or as in long exposure photography, it can approach from the other side to express persistence in time, the energy flux of passing clouds, the flow of a stream, the endless churn of the oceans, the star tracks of the heavens… and yet it is still a moment in deep time, nothing is eternal…

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  • Through the Artist's Eyes Artist The Artist's Eyes
    2 months ago

    I have loved and been influenced by your work ever since I discovered Model Society. I am deeply touched and moved every time I experience your images. Thank you for making this world more beautiful with your art!

  • Sirsdarkstar Model Sirsdarkstar
    11 months ago

    Exquisite portfolio!

    • Chelsea Jo Model Chelsea Jo
      last year


      Beautiful work. I love the timeless feeling of your photographs and creative use of natural backgrounds. Very talented indeed. Sometimes less is more, and your skillful use of Black and white or monochrome allows the true beauty of the entire image to be taken as a whole.. Amazing, thank you for sharing your obvious talent here.

      • josh Model josh
        last year

        LOVE your work, Randall.

        • Mila Model Mila
          last year

          So much to love here! Great variety in color, texture, location...and my god, THE MODELS! You have worked with many of my favorites. If you ever find yourself on the Lake Superior coast, please look me up.

          • Beautiful work! I strive for many of the same emotions in my own work, and draw inspiration from yours.

            • Fleur Model Fleur
              last year

              Gosh I wish you where closer !
              Relate to what you wrote...love what you photograph ......x

              • Stephen Wong Photographer Stephen Wong
                last year

                Absolutely stunning images, Randall.

                • SteveLease Photographer SteveLease
                  2 years ago

                  Thank you kindly, Randall. I have been a fan of your dance photos. So nice to see the high quality extends to all your work.

                  • Dave Rudin Photographer Dave Rudin
                    2 years ago

                    Excellent work, Randall..

                    • Jocelyn Woods Model Jocelyn Woods
                      2 years ago

                      Pure, sublime aesthetics.

                      • CalidaVision Photographer CalidaVision
                        3 years ago

                        Amazing gallery Randall full of gorgeous images of human beauty!

                        • pblieden Photographer pblieden
                          4 years ago

                          just went through your tumblr account and your images are all magical !!!

                          • HollyLoveday Model HollyLoveday
                            4 years ago

                            Every image a story unfolding, beautiful in the telling - thank you for sharing your work

                            • BenErnst Photographer BenErnst
                              4 years ago

                              Hi Randall, you know already I admire your work. So we follow eachother here. Maybe we have to change a castle for a wonderful mountain time to time!

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