Local Wilderness – anxiety relief

Trabuco Arroyo, O'Neil Country Park - copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - I think we were fortunate in selecting the home we moved into some twenty-plus years ago; our neighborhood is adjacent to an access point into the Trabuco Arroyo, which is part of the O'Neil Orange County Park system. Also designated a wilderness park, which... Continue Reading →

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 →

SEC4P Open Call: The Green Environment

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 2191 Copyright 2010/2022 Douglas Stockdale - I am very excited and honored to be the juror for SouthEast Center of Photography (SEC4P) open call for the exhibition The Green Environment! As you might suspect, this theme really resonates with me. Here are some of the details from their website Prospectus: (updated call) Landscape:... 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 →

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