New series – Anthropogenic Crisis

Untitled (Anthropogenic Crisis No. 124555) copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale - When I wrote about a potentially new series of re-imagined botanical subjects a few days ago, I was not really sure if this was going to be a series that had some wheels on it. As a friend stated when she looked at her recent... Continue Reading →

Negative Perspective

Untitled #192801 (Anthropogenic Crisis series) copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale - Yes, a literal negative perspective of one of my Memory Pods photographs that I was evaluating and tweaking late last night in the full spirit of my Experiment/Play process. I am not sure fully what to make of these negative (inverted) images of this and... Continue Reading →

When is an artistic series complete?

Memory Pods #074252 2021copyright Douglas Stockdale - This question, when is an artistic series complete? was one of the many questions that Brooks Jensen, editor of LensWork, asked me in my very first interview. It is a question that as you can imagine that has stuck with me. As background I had submitted my Roadside... Continue Reading →

Memory Pods – 2021 Experiment/Play

Memory Pods (#192128) copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 Yesterday when I published my update article about my progress on my eighth year of working on my Memory Pods series, I did not discuss something new for this series that I started my experiment/play process with. Up until this year, I have been keeping the background in... Continue Reading →

Memory Pods – eighth year completed

Copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale Interesting that as my eight year of photographing my Memory Pods series comes to a close, I was actually thinking that this might be the last year to photograph my subjects. Okay, phase 1 of photographing my botanical subject is finished and now into phase 2 of creatively interpreting the photographic... Continue Reading →

Samsung s21 Ultra – botanical portrait

While reviewing the capabilities of my new Samsung s21 Ultra, I had noted with much interest in their 'Portrait' mode, which if I understood correctly allowed the photographer to "Adjust the background of your shots for portrait photos." Not sure what those adjustments were as I noted in the last article about the s21U manual,... Continue Reading →

Samsung s21 Ultra camera – first look

copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale Yesterday I announced that I had just acquired the latest Samsung s21 Ultra phone, chosen mainly for what I read about it's phone system. And of course, my announcement proceeded having a wonderful illustrative photograph from that Samsung s21 Ultra camera system to show and discuss . Okay, that parts now... Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra 5G

Well yesterday did not go anywhere near what as planned. And I might as well be clear from the get-go that the photo associated with this post, above, was not made with my new Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra 5G; more about that in a minute. Yesterday morning is one of my walk days with this... Continue Reading →

Shutter Speed experimentation

As I announced last week in conjunction with my purchase of a 55mm extension tube for my Hasselblad, its's spring, plants are starting to bloom and that it's also Memory Pods time of year again. While discussing this project during my artist talk in March in conjunction with the exhibition of this body of work... Continue Reading →

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