Oleander – the Snow White lesson

  My attention to my Middle Ground artist book has been on hiatus for a short time; in retrospect I think that all of the leporello book binding I completed for this artist book edition in conjunction with preparing for the solo exhibition really took it out of me. It was pretty intense experience, but when a... Continue Reading →

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D-Day 75 years ago

  Today, June 6th, 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France during WWII that eventually lead to the end of that terrible war. Also a day to remember my father who took part of this event who was in the Second Army (Amour Division), and if I recall, he stated that... Continue Reading →

Gardening (For Ordnance)

One of the interesting outcomes of preparing to make my Gardening For Ordnance publication submissions is that I am gaining better clarity on the pre-visualization of the pending book (yes, there is always another book in my future). It also became apparent that I have a bunch more color film negatives to scan (and maybe a... Continue Reading →

Expired film – Gardening for Ordnance

Untitled, Gardening for Ordnance project, 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale While I am still in the midst of binding the remaining leporello artist books for Middle Ground (yes, book is still available, so message me for details) I have continued to work on two other on-going projects, Memory Pods and Gardening for Ordnance, both with an... Continue Reading →

More Expired film donations

120 Ektachrome & VPS expired film, 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale This was a good week for expired 120 film donations for me. I was starting to run a bit thin in my expired film inventory while working on my project Gardening for Ordnance and starting to get a little stingy in my film use. My... Continue Reading →

My Path to Somewhere

Untitled (Gardening for Ordnance) 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale First the good news; I have the Hasselblad back and I am resuming my photographic adventures with film again. The image with this post, untitled at the moment, is from the first roll for a camera/lens check as my first opportunity to test my used 120 mm... Continue Reading →

Walking were it might be “Hazardous”

Signage, Arroyo Trabuco trail, January* 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale While walking the Arroyo Trabuco trail I have noticed a number of really deteriorated signs with a wire mesh that appeared to have covered the missing signage. All of these were in really bad condition, thus I could only speculate what was there. This seemed to provide... Continue Reading →

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