Southern Landscapes – Strange Brew

I am in the midst of getting everything ready for my solo exhibition opening this afternoon of my Memory Pods series at The Photographer’s Eye gallery, which I will be leaving for Escondido within the hour. Nevertheless, I have this image on my desk that seems to haunt me. Yes, the song Strange Brew by Cream keeps echoing as well.

This is another image from the Appalachian trail that I discussed earlier. Except in this case, I pushed the creative boundaries a bit further with my Experiment/Play process. The slightly ‘straight’ version of his image is nice, but this version of an imaginary landscape is the one that I find myself coming back to. It seems to have a lot more emotional impact for me.

I am not sure what could be coming around the bend on this narrow mountain trail, with the trees shrouded in this eerie light.




Artwork: Appalachian Trail, copyright Douglas Stockdale 2004

Update: Available size: 11 x 14″ (17 x 22″ Sheet) archival pigment on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl, Edition of 5 + (2AP)


Exhibitions and workshops;

February 20th – March 20th 2021; Photographs’s Eye gallery, Escondido, CA, a solo exhibition of my Memory Pods series (lens-based photography). Artist reception February 20th, 3-7pm and due to pandemic restrictions, you will need to sign up for the reception (only small groups allowed in the gallery at any one time).  Artist talk, virtual on Zoom, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm (PST), sign-up here.

March 13-14, 20-21, 2021; Developing Your Creative Photo Book, a workshop that I am leading again in collaboration with Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). Workshop dates are March 13 – 14th, and March 20-21st from 9am – noon PST. Four days, two consecutive weekends, a virtual workshop on Zoom, with time between sessions to develop your book dummy. Sign-up here.


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