Mental Health Awareness Month

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow copyright 2006 Douglas Stockdale – This is Mental Health Awareness Month and good time for a shout-out that if you are feeling out of emotional sorts, then this could be a sign that there might be something you need to find out more about. The four basic mental health awareness concerns... Continue Reading →

Litho Printer’s mock-up Surprise

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (Artist book mock-up) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – When working with a commercial printer on a book or really any publication, requesting a mock-up that reflects your quote, printing paper and book design intentions is pretty common. I can also say it might be one of the more uninteresting aspects of... 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 →

Artist book-dummy making progress

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (book-dummy) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – A quick status report on my book-dummy for The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow , which appears to be slowly making some good progress. I seem to be heading towards a small edition artist book, perhaps in conjunction with a book + print... Continue Reading →

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow

Chester, UK (The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow) copyright 2012 Douglas Stockdale - I have not provided very many updates recently about my book-dummy for The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, that investigates (my) separation anxiety as it relates to travel. A bit unusual for me. Let's just say that this book-dummy has... 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 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 →

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 →

Time Travel

Copyright Douglas Stockdale I am using some 'down-time' between pitching my book-dummy for Instant Nomad to a few publishers for me to reconsider my edit of the book's content. In this case I have a few photographs in the book-dummy that are very ambiguous as to the subject and place, which are very abstract and... Continue Reading →

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