Happy Holidays for 2022!

Tis the Season to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and the very Best for the New Year!

It does not get any more complex that. Which also means a bit of anxiety to create the annual holiday card, which being a bit old school that I print, trim and mail to family and friends. Yes, snail mail Holiday Cards. Okay, since I am posting it here, I will also admit to sharing this on Facebook and Instagram (@douglasstockdale). Last month I nuked my two Twitter accounts (one for PhotoBook Journal), a social media channel that with its crazy new owner, has rapidly gone down hill. So the above holiday scene is an urban landscape that I found at the end of the San Clemente pier. Another wider version, below. Since my holiday cards are narrow, printed two-up, I need to defer to a vertical composition. What’s not ‘seen’ is the fisherman who was in the right corner and what’s not documentary about this image are the extra decorations on the tree that were suggested to be added. It’s art!

Since it’s the end of the year, in case you missed it, the editorial team for PhotoBook Journal published our Interesting Photobooks for 2022, published here. If you enjoy photobooks, especially intriguing ones, then I think you might enjoy checking this list out.

Earlier this week, also a bit of my tradition, I started reflecting on the 2022 projects that I worked, and potentially will take this up again after the Christmas break sometime before New Years Day. Which also means looking ahead at what 2023 might start with, because who knows where it might end, eh?

Meanwhile, its a bright and sunny morning for Southern California, so I suspect that my gray card spot meter reading will be at 14-2/3 at noonish, so another Cyanotype print in the making. Recently I have been working on what is termed the Standard Printing Time (SPT) for my cyanotype printing paper that I am using in an attempt to determine Dmax for the paper exposure and development process. More about that effort soon. Suffice to say, I think I am close, but now I want to push a cyanotype well past what I think is the maximum exposure for SPT to confirm my Dmax cyanotype boundary.

Seasons Greetings & 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 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 while the regular edition is still available.

Book workshop:

Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P): Creative PhotoBook workshop, (Sold Out) 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). 


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