Habitat Restoration In Progress

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With the recent COVID-19 events, a San Diego gallery, A Photographers Eye, has announced a juried on-line exhibition, Living and Photographing in the Time of COVID-19, which has caught my interest as something immediate to work on. The submission is limited to 5 images, but in parallel, nothing to keep me from developing more images on this same theme, eh?

One immediate issue for my project is that I have been essentially grounded and the second is shooting expired color film when the pro-lab I use to process my film is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. So a good time to look at my older film images to determine if a narrative can be developed from these.

In the process, I found the film image above, stating that the habitat is being restored and everyone is not to enter. The combination of the sign, dirt path leading to the houses on the hill seems to create an engaging story, perhaps with a bit of irony. I think it is easy for a reader to expand on the habitat as being civilization while the current stay-in-place order is not unlike the command of Do Not Enter.

I can also see this as a short term project that could result in a small artist book….just saying…

Cheers, stay healthy and safe my friends,


Featured artwork above: Untitled copyright 2018 Douglas Stockdale


Gardening For Ordnance solo on-line exhibition, Fabrik Projects on Artsy.net, March 24th – April 30th, 2020.

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. TBD

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




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