SoCal Monsoon

California Monsoon, Anthropogenic Crisis #8289 copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale

It is really convenient when Mother Nature brings a monsoon storm right to your back yard and provides me with an opportunity to work on one of my many projects, Anthropogenic Crisis. This is my ongoing investigation of the continuing climate crisis and a series of surrealist images of what might it look like if we don’t make the necessary environmental changes.

The booming sounds of this storm created a nice break from working on the my artist book, having recently found a way to incorporate my Chinese chop for Liu Guan Lue Yin into my Artist Special Edition to help make this a unique artist book.

I had been watching this monsoon develop over the past few days and was wondering where might I need to drive to for an opportunity to place the dramatic clouds behind an appropriate foreground to work on this project. Little did I realize that all I needed to do was just sit tight. Cool!

Our only issue; for where our house is located, we did not obtain very much needed rain from this storm. The grass in the yard looks pretty sad, a reflection on the new reality of climate change draught.

Cheers & make every day an Earth Day



 The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, an artist book from Singular Images Press, Fall 2022 release, $60.00 (CA sales tax for those residing in the USA) plus shipping expenses. Message me or singularimagespress@gmail for shipping details and PayPal invoice.

Note: The Artist Special Edition (book + extra print) is Sold Out


Book workshop:

Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P): Creative PhotoBook workshop (Sold Out), a virtual event on Zoom; November 5 & 6 and 12 & 13, 2022, 10am – 1pm, EST (3 hour session each day, with a week between the weekend sessions to work your book-dummy). Wait list available for sign-up.


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