Roadside Memorial – Halloween

While working on my roadside remembrance series, this was a memorial I came across in Victorville CA located on a I-15 frontage road at an intersection into a small neighborhood. I had photographed this in mid-October and the sustaining memorial had been prepared for the Halloween season. From what I heard, the mother of Mark,... Continue Reading →

Sunset – Route 159 – Nevada

When I was recently provided the opportunity to offer some of my photographs for sale at my gallery, Fabrik Projects, one of the photographs I found myself thinking about was Sunset, Nevada State Route 159, above. This is from my Roadside Remembrance Memorials series. I was intrigued about relooking at this image due in big... Continue Reading →

Book talk at PPA last night

Last night was a fun, interactive and interesting discussion about Photographic Books as Art at the Pasadena Photographic Arts (PPA). I was the presenter in the PPA's Forum Series of artist, curators & photographer talks. A nice thank you to Douglas Hill and Bill Wishner for their invitation, who provided a very nice introduction and... Continue Reading →

Photo Book as Art – Artist talk at PADA

Douglas Stockdale, Photo Book presentation, all photos by Karen Schuenemann I think that my Photo Book as Art presentation that I had announced earlier was a pretty good success judging by the interaction, questions and follow-on inquires about the various aspects of book design and publishing. This artist talk was for the Photography and Digital... Continue Reading →

Revising Black and White Conversion workflow

Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California, 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale In my last post discussing my evaluation of a new work flow for Photoshop CC, what was implied, but not really stated was that one of the key CC attributes under evaluation was the conversion of my color digital photographic files to Black and White... Continue Reading →

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 →

2016 – Looking Ahead

Untitled, copyright 2016 Douglas Stockdale As I just posted, the beginning of the year is a time to reflect on the past and also to look forward for what might be. My first post was honking my horn for 2015, now I want to look at my goals for 2016. I had two principal projects... 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 →

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