Copyright Douglas Stockdale
I continue to reflect on the comments by Julie earlier this week about our muse quietly waiting for us to find it. That is because of a large mental block that I have regarding my earlier natural landscape work and many years of creating singular images. I know that there are some connections and themes that I have worked on over the years and I have had some off-line discussions with Colin with regard to metaphors and suggested meanings for these images.
But I have never been able to get my arms around a connected idea that would constitute a series for these natural landscapes photographs. Maybe the simple answer (which can also be the best answer) is that when I am creating my earlier landscape images, that I did not think of creating them in the context of creating a larger body of work in the way that I work on projects and series today. Again, back to the idea that these were all singular images.
So then the question could be asked, what is my intent for still taking the natural landscape images that I still occasional do? Again, that simple answer could be that I enjoy it. You just gotta luv the simple answers! Or perhaps, I am still patiently waiting for my muse to whisper the answer quietly in my ear……
Best regards, Doug