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Sep 12, 2012

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A fine eroticism

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Dance pics I love

30 Photos

Extraordinary European Models

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Extraordinary UK Models

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Models I'd love to work with

140 Photos

Norcal Models

30 Photos

NW Models

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OMG, Extraordinary!

93 Photos

Photographers whose work inspires me

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Reasons to come to Toronto-Montreal

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Socal Models

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The City Nudes Desk

34 Photos

The Divine Feminine

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About Me

I’ve lugged a camera around since my teen years, influenced by my father, a talented and passionate amateur photographer with a home darkroom. So after a 33-year career as an international geologist and years of living abroad and wide travels, it seemed natural that I use photography as my chosen medium in seeking creative outlets when I retired back to the San Francisco Bay area in late 2013.

I’ve long been in thrall to the beautiful in all its forms. Thus as a photographer during my working years I had pursued many different subjects from wildlife to landscapes to architecture to abstract. It’s curious that in much of my photography I long sought to avoid people in the picture. Yet I always loved the female form – who doesn’t!—and over the years I also had a growing love of dance, undoubtedly related to that fact. It was only as I approached retirement and had the financial means to work with professional models and mentors that I could explore these subjects as I had long aspired to and take my photography to a higher level.

For my own development I am presently venturing into a range of genres (as you may discover in my portfolio): fashion, art nude, portrait, lingerie, fitness, editorial, and erotic (up to a point). And as a keen lover and student of dance I’m particularly interested in finding self-assured models with serious dance training (classical and/or modern) in their backgrounds.

It’s been a wonderful experience, meeting so many interesting and creative models and other photographers alike, collaborating on images and developing my skill sets. May the journey continue!

RETOUCHERS, don't waste your time soliciting me for work.

I'm on Model Society here:
My DeviantArt site:
My Instagram (dance):  I post my dance images almost daily here.
So as not to miss all the fun I have a second instagram account to post my art nude work:

For a showcase of favorite art nudes (before 2017) follow the link below to my "Seeking Beauty" publication which will take you to a digital preview of the entire book (seen best in full screen mode).

Seeking Beauty: Select Fine Art Nudes 2012 - 2016

Melissa Ann: Nude Muse

Special Model Society Dance Issue

Special Model Society Mini Issue "Melissa Ann - Randall Hobbet"

A featured photographer in Model Society's Elle Beth Special Issue:

Featured photographer in VOLO Magazine Issue #23

Published in Model Society Magazine Issue #1 and VOLO Magazine Issue #32

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"One of my top 5 fave photographers to work with, always a great time, always beautiful breathtaking locations, and I love the art we create together. <3" Read less

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"Highly recommended photographer with professional attitude. Reliable & very talented artist! It has been my pleasure to pose for him. The location where we shooted was very unique. Thank you very much for wonderful experience. Hopefully we meet & create again in the future. All the best. DS |" Read less

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"It was amazing shooting with Randall in Utah. We discovered so many wonderful locations and created so many gorgeous photos together! I appreciate his professionalism, his passion to capture art, and his kindness. I would be delighted to work with him again!" Read less

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"It was such a pleasure to finally shoot with Randall! He's very friendly, easy-going, yet challenges to me to push my artistic work, has a lovely eye for shooting in interesting spaces, and has such a beautiful eye for the figure especially in nature. Looking forward to working with him again!" Read less

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"Randall is one of my favourite photographers to work with in the Bay Area. He creates beautiful images, conducts himself professionally, and is very easy to get along with. I look forward to more shoots with Randall in the future :)" Read less

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"Randall is incredibly kind and professional and takes beautiful photos. I'm very happy I was able to work with him while in the Bay Area. He also brings the best snacks :)" Read less

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"Randall is incredibly thoughtful, organized, and considerate as a person, and photographer. We have worked well together several times, both in studio and outdoor locations. He has a love of classical art and dance and he is intelligent, quick-learning, and has great taste :]" Read less

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