Hongqiao nightscape – a second look

Hongqaio, night copyright Douglas Stockdale 2008 Sometimes I find that I get into a mode in which I assume what I see is what is 'really' there versus paying attention to what is actually there. Case in point is the night landscape, above, that I made many years ago in China and for some dang... Continue Reading →

Mac Mini M1 transition in progress

#7996 (Mysterious Trip) copyright Douglas Stockdale I am taking a small break from publishing articles here, as well as not adding much content to Facebook, IG, etc for a somewhat simple reason; my iMac crashed for a second time and I am now in transition to a new Mac Mini M1 computer system. Which was... Continue Reading →

illogical lessons of Anna Karaulova

When I shared my previous article about lessons learned from my book workshop, Liz Vaughn commented on my social media shout-out: "For me, having been a graphic designer, the straightening and improving habit is ingrained". Her comment really resonated with me and provided some wonderful food for thought; due to my training and work experience... Continue Reading →

Learning from my own workshop

During each step of my recent book development workshop over the four days, I began to apply what we were discussing to a specific photographic series that I had made while in China. I have been grappling with this body of work for the past ten plus years. While providing a critique of the participants... Continue Reading →

China rough edit completed

I am a bit compulsive and even when I have few other things to do, I still deferred to work on the rough edit of this body of work. Which is now done. Whew! So the final tally is 190 photographs winnowed down from the original 4,000 photographs I made while in China. Not all... Continue Reading →

TechTransfer riffs

In my last update about my TechTransfer project I had discussed how this project was continuing to evolve. At that time I had converted 108 images to Black & White, and now I am up to 160 converted photographs. Musically I can sense a number of different riffs on this body of work so I... Continue Reading →

TechTransfer

A status report on the progress of my TechTransfer project that I discussed in my last post while considering an extensive body of photographic work I had created earlier in China. First, I am becoming more comfortable with the working title TechTransfer, which still might morph to one of my earlier names that I was... Continue Reading →

Technology Transfer

After writing my opinion article about China's sterile garment manufacturing, I found it was also a time to pause and think about the body of work I created while assisting with the operational Technology Transfer (aka TechTransfer) in China. And then even broader consideration as to the various technology transfers I have worked (and photographed)... Continue Reading →

Zombie Photography

I find it very interesting in how one thing then relates to another, a kind of creative synthesis. While investigating the possible creative origins of my earlier Organic Abstract Expressionism photograph, I found out about the Light and Space movement from the 1980's and then the somewhat current Process-Based Abstraction movement.  Thus this article's title as... Continue Reading →

Organic Abstraction Expressionism

Over the past week, I published two articles, experimental/play and covid-19 impact,  in conjunction with using a new series of photographs that I have been creating. I am trying to get my head around this new series of experimental photographs that appear like an organic versions of the Abstract Expressionist movement form the 1950's and... Continue Reading →

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