Wedding book in the making…

As I had mentioned in my last post, in mid-October my son Chad and his wonderful girlfriend Marnie tied the marriage knot in a destination wedding at Bandon on the coast of Oregon. As you might imagine, a bit more of an unconventional ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean which was a beautiful event. We were there for about a week, first getting things ready, then the wedding and celebration and then the recovery afterwards before driving back down to Southern California. We are so happy for them both!

As a book-nerd, the one book object that I have never made is a wedding book. I suspect that this is about to change. While this event was unfolding I started to think about developing a book and so I began to pre-visualize it. Fortunately soon enough that I found myself needing to photograph some aspects of the quickly unfolding events to help establish a narrative: the crab-fest on Thursday evening after a day of crabbing (something like 150+ Dungeness crabs caught), meet-n-greet Friday evening at an adjacent restaurant, Saturday’s later afternoon wedding, Sunday and Monday recovery while in clean-up mode of the three houses we rented for the event (above, in the backyard of the house called Endless Views).

I am anticipating that the wedding book will be one made with Blurb in which I can also create a pdf to visually send to everyone. Should be fun, and I’ll probably ask for a few additional photographs from others to help fill in the blanks, such as I did not go on the crabbing boat adventure as I had other important to-do’s on my list.

By the way, Chad and Marnie did hire a wedding event photographer and I was asked to put away my big-gun (Canon 5DMk3), but since everyone pulled out their mobile phone/cameras for the brief wedding ceremony, I did likewise for some of the ceremony. Not many post-celebration photos. I don’t think I was in tooooo much trouble. LoL

As to this photograph, it was a bit tricky as the sun finally came out which created a very strong back-lit condition that had a tendency to put the wedding party into a very high contrast hazy lighting. I really needed to really dig into my bag of Photoshop tricks to save this and many of the others of this beautiful moment.

It was during the in-between times during this week that I found myself walking on the beach photographing seaweed (Sea Palms) thinking about another Cyanotype project, which I will discuss here on another day.

Cheers & make every day an Earth Day

Doug

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 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 douglas.stockdale.artist@gmail.com or singularimagespress@gmail for shipping details and PayPal invoice.

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

Book workshop:

New Workshop dates! Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P): Creative PhotoBook workshop, a virtual event on Zoom; February 25, 26 & March 4 & 5th 2023; from 10am – 1 pm, EST (3 hour session each day, with a week between the weekend sessions to work your book-dummy). 

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).

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