March 19 – 2020 Photo #4

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So our COVID-19 saga continues, thus my working title for this photograph is Turbulent Times, and the fourth in this daily series, with #3 here (Photo #3). I foresaw the potential for this photograph in both color as well as black & white, mostly due to the monotone colors of the foreground weeds. You can see that my final decision for this image is color; I wanted to keep the small hints of yellow color and the normal appearing tree line and blue sky that are out of focus, thus a potential metaphoric for the future, something that we can not see clearly at the moment.

The way the Mustard weed dies off in the summer results in these snarled grey messes and I focused somewhat into the foreground while leaving the closest parts out of focus. I wanted to capture that essence of turbulence, unease, off-kilter, with things looking messy and unorganized as representing the on-going conditions of these current days. The uncertain days of COVID-19 with hope in the distance, just a bit of focus, but we know its out there.

Cheers, stay healthy and safe my friends,


Featured photograph: Turbulent Times (Arroyo Trabuco) copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale

My upcoming events, some that are in a state of flux:

Update! Medium Photo 2020 Workshop: Developing a Creative Book workshop that I will be leading, is now rescheduled for September 24 – 27th, 2020, a four-day extended weekend workshop in San Diego.

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD

Revised closing reception is still okay as of this date…

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opens March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm.


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