Why pamphlet stitch an artist book?

For some reason this morning I had a bit of an aha! moment; that one thing that is not included in the Singular Images Press media kit for my artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is that as a pamphlet stitch binding would resulting in a lay-flat book. The relevance of any... Continue Reading →

Pre-press: Hard proof color check

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow - proof check 2022 copyright Douglas Stockdale – It gets pretty exciting during the publication of a new book to receive the first set of hard proofs from a printer at the later stages of the pre-press activities. It is also when the reality of what will soon be... Continue Reading →

SoCal Coastal June Gloom

San Clemente pier copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – In Southern California we are transitioning from Gray-May to June-Gloom, a time when we have very overcast coastal conditions. Usually a big surprise for those who are visiting from someplace other than Southern California for their big vacation trip after the kids get out of school. Hint: it... Continue Reading →

Benefit auction in progress for my donation print

Gallery photo by Wayne Swanson The benefit auction by The Photographer's Eye Collective that I announced in the article last week is now open and accepting bids, which can be completed here. This non-profit gallery is rising funds to grow photography education through providing scholarships for college and high school photography students, and to offer... Continue Reading →

Meanings of Liu Guan Lue Yin

My artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is one step closer to be published and in the midst of the pre-press activities for the center section of the book. Interestingly, while in the mode of making some very detailed commercial printing decisions, such as do we want to use a PMS color... Continue Reading →

YourDailyPhotograph – Melting City series

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 2804 (Melting City) 2008/2021 copyright Douglas Stockdale - I am very honored to be featured in today's YourDailyPhotograph with one of my surreal photographs from the Melting City series for my Anthropogenic Crisis project. This is one of the photographs that was in my portfolio for review at LACP's Exposure 2022 earlier... Continue Reading →

Donation Print – The Photographers Eye Collective

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 080837 (California Buckwheat) 2018/2022 copyright Douglas Stockdale - The Photographers Eye Collective, a non-profit gallery located in Escondido, CA, is having a print auction fundraiser to grow photography education through providing scholarships for college and high school photography students, and to offer free classes for children, seniors and those at risk. Not... Continue Reading →

R & R to manage anxiety

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 6903 copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - With the conclusion of Mental Health Awareness Month, a parting article about how I deal with my anxiety, hopefully of use to someone. Hopefully evident with the above photograph from my Anthropogenic Crisis series, it's sometimes good to take a walk. A little Rest and Relaxation, what we... Continue Reading →

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