Lest I Forget – New Direction

Tracks copyright 2016 Douglas Stockdale Earlier this month I had a mini-exhibit at Photo Independent and subsequently posted that due to some really good feedback, that I was going to radically alter one of my in-process projects. So a little bit about that today, not that I have everything figured out, but that I have... Continue Reading →

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Revising my Photoshop workflow

Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California, 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale Late last year I moved from Photoshop CS3 to the Adobe Photoshop subscription CC (aka the 2015 version). A bit of new CC changes were in the way the RAW Browes/converter looked and functioned; a few of the controls were not so obvious to obtain... Continue Reading →

Grant funding a Photographic Project

Untitled (A-41, Tattenhall, England) copyright Douglas Stockdale On my list of to-do's is to find some funding to support the publication and exhibition of my project In Passing - Lest I Forget. Here in the US, there are a couple of avenues to journey down in order to obtain a grant (e.g. gift, not a loan)... Continue Reading →

Angel of Death – Surrealistic moment

untitled (Colfax Street, Denver, CO) copyright 2015 Douglas Stockdale While I was working on my project In Passing - Lest I Forget while in Denver over the Thanksgiving weekend, a Surrealist moment occurred for me. Having known of the Henri Cartier-Bresson's practice of composing a potential image and waiting for someone or something to happen, I... Continue Reading →

Descanso memorial – Halloween

Untitled (Halloween Costume, I-15 Frontage Road, Victorville, California) copyright Douglas Stockdale While researching my In Passing - Lest I Forget project, I came across an interesting term; Descanso memorial. This is a Spanish derived word, literally meaning “to rest”. It originates from the old Spanish practice of marking the place where a coffin was placed the ground... Continue Reading →

Refocusing a project

Morning Shadow, Denverton, California, 2007 copyright Douglas Stockdale Following up on yesterday's post perhaps a little more about how this project has come back full circle to a Black & White portfolio. As a project, this series of roadside memorials was starting to get a little traction in 2008 and I felt it had potential to... Continue Reading →

In Passing – Lest I Forget

Randy, Route 179, Nevada, copyright Douglas Stockdale Reading the recent October issue of PDN magazine, which is their annual photobook issue, I found myself thinking back to my real first photographic project, a series of roadside memorials. As a quick recap, it was a series that I became very fascinated by in late in 2006. This... Continue Reading →

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