Photobook Collective – Buy and sell photobooks

I am doing some evaluations of the new website Photobook Collective that is meant help everyone buy and sell photobooks, new, used or somewhere in between. Which is ideal for those who have some photobooks that are in their library collection that are no longer a good fit or a place to let folks know... Continue Reading →

Middle Ground – reimagined

Middle Ground, limited edition artist book, copyright Douglas Stockdale I am very excited to 'relaunch' the selling of Middle Ground, my limited edition artist book that I self-published in 2018. I have already sold half of the edition, but then I placed the promotion and sales effort on Hold in 2019. I have come to... Continue Reading →

Landscape as part of a Narrative

This is another urban landscape photograph that I am considering for my Instant Nomad Chronicles series as a follow up to my previous landscape article. This photograph could provide some background 'color' to my narrative about anxiety and travel. This would provide a broader environmental context that essentially sets the stage for where all of... Continue Reading →

Environmental context

copyright Douglas Stockdale While creating my visual narrative Instant Nomad to help add some environmental context, e.g. where this part of the story is happening, I have been evaluating a series of moody urban landscape images. I do not think that I need many of these photographs, just enough to help set the stage for... Continue Reading →

Driving range was a military bombing range

copyright Douglas Stockdale How is it that a WWII/Korean War practice bombing/rocket range would end-up becoming a driving range for a demilitarized golf course? The serendipity of this occuring is pretty amazing. Instead of practice bombs and rockets while preparing for serious mortal combat with an arch enemy, we have a slew of individual hitting... Continue Reading →

Fading memories

While working on my project Gardening For Ordnance, in addition to the recent signage posted about the warnings for Ordnance and Explosive Waste, a.k.a. 'OEW' in military parlance, that are in my neighborhood, I found numerous older signs that were the worst for wear. In retrospect, these signs are more dire as the surrounding area... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF – part 2

In my previous article, I provided the stating frame work for creating a low resolution book-dummy using Blurb for publisher submissions or obtaining feedback from friends. For those who have used Burb to create a book pdf, you are probably aware of one of the major drawbacks that I discussed earlier; the resulting two-page spreads... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF

First, fair warning, to cover this subject it is going to take a couple of posts, so this is the first of two. The second article is linked up here. As many of you know, I lead a book development workshop that gets into the nitty-gritty of defining a book project, the big edit of... Continue Reading →

Developing a storytelling context

While working on my Instant Nomad series, I felt that I needed to introduce a bit more 'environmental' context for this story, that this could be about a business (professional) person who is traveling and the resulting anxiety that occurs. Although I find more individuals are bring their portable computer even while on a holiday.... Continue Reading →

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