Excerpt from review at Amazon.com
Hardbodies in bikinis
Though the popularity of female bodybuilding has been rapidly growing over the past three decades, women’s brawny body types are still not accepted in the global opinion of the way women ought to look. Enter Bill Dobbins, a man whose mission is to show the world what ultra-muscular women really look like—and that they look good. Modern Amazons is a unique collection of fine art photos and essays giving a fascinating insight into Dobbins's vision of femininity and the impact of female bodybuilding on modern society. Dobbins shows us a kind of female physique that challenges the typical thin-legged-large-breasted archetype of female beauty. With his highly skilled studio and natural light portraits, he worships these women’s bulging muscles like no photographer has done before.