Mystical sorting hat

Untitled (Fiuggi Terme) copyright 2010 Douglas Stockdale I had noted this table and cover on the grounds of a hotel in Fiuggi Terme during most of the Summer it was covered with green leaves and people were enjoying a conversation in the shade. Later in the Fall, the leaves were gone and so were the... Continue Reading →

Evolving Projects – Insomnia: Hotel Noir

NwM in Transit copyright 2011 Douglas Stockdale It is always interesting to me when random events collide, as though the almighty has a delicate hand in it. For those who on occasion read this blog over the last four years will recall, on and off I have been working on a project titled Insomnia: Hotel Noir. I... Continue Reading →

Working on the Insomnia project – again

Auberge noir, copyright Douglas Stockdale 2010 After a relatively long spell, I am working on my Insomnia project again. Perhaps it is the influence of studying the photobooks of Mario Giacomelli and Kiyoshi Suzuki, but I find myself moving to a darker palate and contrasty images. You probably could question the relevance as these two photographers were actively photographing during the 1960 - 1980's, but... Continue Reading →

Insomnia project update

Okay, this is putting a positive spin on reality; one of the up-sides of my intense travel schedule this past four months has been to allow myself some space between finishing my Insomnia: Hotel Noir book dummy last Fall and examining it again now. When I brought this dummy with me to Italy last month, I realized that... Continue Reading →

Blurb Published – Insomnia: Hotel Noir

Insomnia: Hotel Noir copyright 2009 by Douglas Stockdale I just announced on my Insomnia: Hotel Noir blog that I published the book with Blurb over the weekend. nice. And this morning I received back some nice comments from David Maisel regarding my review of his book, Libraries of Dust, which I just published on The... Continue Reading →

Insomnia – Blurb book almost complete

SideGate from the series Insomnia: Hotel Noir It looks like I should be able to make the July 15th deadline for my Blurb book submission, as I just loaded this photograph, SideGate, as a full bleed image into my Booksmart page. That leaves just one more photograph to go, and I have already completed most of the... Continue Reading →

Insomnia – Ten images still to go

Expressway Room from the project Insomnia; Hotel Noir photograph copyright 2009 Douglas Stockdale Seems like I figure out one image for my project Insomnia and I end up needing to change two others. But I am slowly making some headway and almost down to single digits for the remaining images. And in the process, two images that I... Continue Reading →

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