Tighter Edit

Instant Nomad #4065 copyright Douglas Stockdale Editing a body of work and paring it down to manageable size is always daunting. I recall that while working on my book Ciociaria, I started with over 4,000 images and my initial goal was to distill that down to 100 for the final edit by the publisher. While... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Comp – What the Font?

I am currently in the midst of finalizing my book concept for Instant Nomad, my investigation of travel and anxiety, as I mentioned in my last post about testing photographs in my book-dummy. I have had some ideas of what my book cover might look like, but now realize that it was time to get... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – book dummy development

Instant Nomad #3779 copyright Douglas Stockdale The book-dummy for my Instant Nomad series is now into the next phase; testing various images to determine how to strength my narrative about travel and anxiety. Last week I was discussing and evaluating various staged photographs that I had created. I have considered using the photo above, which... Continue Reading →

The Staged Photograph

Instant Nomad #2548, copyright Douglas Stockdale A recent call for photographs by the SouthEast Center for Photography in which the theme was The Staged Photograph triggered a recall of the photographs I had created for my series Instant Nomad. This is one of those projects that I have thought about on and off for a... Continue Reading →

On the road again

I-5 Rest stop, near Oceanside, CA 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale Unlike my earlier international travels as part of my day-job, my recent trips are more about a series of local day-trips either driving down to San Diego or up to Los Angeles. Both of these locations, as well as many of the places in between,... Continue Reading →

Getting back on track

Untitled (Garden District, St Charles trolley way, New Orleans, LA October 2015) copyright 2015 Douglas Stockdale Today I seem to have a case of the blase, so I feel a off. Usually one good cure (for me) is to jump back in the fray. Thus a great reason to finish the development of this image... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – Santa Ana

. Untitled (Santa Ana, CA April 15, 2014) copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale. Today was my day for jury duty. I was summoned to the Superior Court of California in Orange County. As always, I figured that this would be an interesting experience. Usually is. In the past, I have found that the court system is... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – In Transit March 2014

I made this observation during one of my frequent trips. A common perspective for those on flights. I am intrigued in this variant of portraiture and I have been making a series of these passenger portraits as a possible part of my Instant Nomad series. Cheers! Untitled (Orange County to Atlanta, March 2014) copyright 2014... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – Hunt Valley

Untitled (Hunt Valley, Maryland, March 2014) copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale Late last month I posted an urban landscape photograph made from this same vantage point. These two photographs have a very different appearance that might be best explained that they originated from two different digital capture systems. The photograph above is from my Canon 5D,... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – Maryland

Untitled (Hunt Valley, Maryland, March 2014) copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale While on a business trip earlier this week to Maryland, I continued to investigate the found urban landscape. Serendipity and chance play a decisive part of this investigate. In this case, this is a composition found when looking out my hotel window. Cheers!

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