Happy Earth Day!

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 092228 (Warming Water) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – While working on my book review of Rita Leistner's Forest For The Trees, in line with my the realization of the mighty pen as a potential climate change 'influencer', I also need to post my own best wishes for a wonderful and effective Earth Day. Each day we can... Continue Reading →

Earth Day & the mighty pen

Alan Gignoux, Mountain Tops to Moonscapes, copyright 2012 While recently discussing Earth Day and what I can do about affecting climate change, I sort of had a brain fart and skipped over one of the most important elements that I have at hand; my editorial capabilities to write and discuss the issues of climate change.... Continue Reading →

Earth Day

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 103140 (Melting City) copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale – Earth Day is an annual event on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest... Continue Reading →

Climate Change Porn

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 175024 (Melting City) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – While evaluating some of my recent documentary photographs of the Marshall Fire's destruction, black and white here, a color version here, I am becoming aware that these photographs are taking on the attributes of 'ruin porn'. Ruin porn can be described as "a sexy name for a contentious genre... Continue Reading →

Cowboy Wedding Photographer

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 134834 (Melting City) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – This last weekend we were in Boulder Colorado for a family wedding and I was just one of the many guests who brought cameras to document this wonderful event. Mine was a bit larger than the others who were using cell phones for their snap-shots. Nevertheless, I knew I... Continue Reading →

Marshall Fire Aftermath

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 6227 (Melting City) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - One alternative to what I discussed yesterday that I might consider with the photographs I made in the aftermath of Colorado's Marshall Fire is to create black and white conversions. These images, like the one above, would result in a very subtle graphic 'abstraction' of the actual chaos... Continue Reading →

Subtle Climate Changes

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 130333 (Warming Water) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - One of the aspects of an adverse Climate Change, as it is occurring now, is that what's changing day to day is so subtle as to really not being recognizable. Unless something really dramatic occurs. An example is where I live in Southern California; if I were... Continue Reading →

Climate Change demons descending

Anthropogenic Crisis  No. 5942 (Climate Change demons) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - While working on my Anthropogenic Crisis series, there are times when the cloud formations over the ocean look very intriguing and I start anticipating something interesting to appear in my post-production process. I can never be sure as to what it might eventually... Continue Reading →

Double gate-fold feedback

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (book-dummy) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – I like to think I follow my own advice. One of the many aspects of creating a physical book-dummy is to be able to have show-n-tell moments with other artists, photographers, friends, curators, bookstores and the like. At the start of every one of my... Continue Reading →

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