Diary; July 17, 2020 – Tools of the Trade

07-10-20 Mitutoyo Digimatic Caliper_135358-04

Tools of the Trade is not a new series that I am starting. It’s just that over the many years,  I have never felt compelled to photograph the tools of the trade I use for my day job. So when the battery died in my digital caliper and while it was next to me waiting for a replacement battery (I was not in a hurry to head to the hardware store for the replacement), I decided that I should photograph it. Why not?

Regretfully the ensuring photograph looked pretty dull and while I am not building a product photo portfolio, I decided to have some fun messing around with the image (experimental/play). In retrospect, maybe I should have taken the caliper out of its carrying case? Thoughts for another day. Meanwhile, I did buy the new battery and the caliper works fine. But then the vendor sent me the wrong sample that I had designed to check today. sigh. Appears that this caliper will not be back on the storage shelf for at least another week, so maybe my inspirational muse will return for a photographic do-over.

So that’s how part of my day went.

Cheers & stay safe,



My other exhibitions and workshops:

The Photographers Eye’s gallery exhibition, Living and Photographing in the Time of COVID-19group virtual exhibition that includes two of my diptychs from the series A Developing Crisis. This online exhibition is from May 8th through August 1st, 2020.

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.


Featured artwork; Mitutoyo Digital Caliper, copyright 2020, Douglas Stockdale


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