European Book representation – Anzenberger Gallery bookshop

I am very excited to announce that my limited edition artist book 'Middle Ground' is now available in Europe though the Anzenberger Gallery Bookshop! This Vienna (Austria) bookshop is run by the wonderful and talented gallerist and bookmaker Regina Maria Anzenberger. It is a real pleasure to work with her and her gallery team as... 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 →

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 →

Anxiety in the Aftermath of War

copyright Douglas Stockdale I have been working on a book project, Instant Nomad, in which I am reflecting on the broader context of anxiety and how that seems to haunt me in little ways. Interestingly, I was in full scale development of my war aftermath project, Gardening for Ordnance, that due to the pandemic I... 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 →

Mac M1 Mini with Benq PhotoVue monitor

Instant Nomad #8348 Copyright Douglas Stockdale A couple of days ago I received my Mac Mini with the M1 silicon chip and then a few days ago the new Benq 27" PhotoVue monitor arrived. So the start of an interesting transition from the all-in-one iMac back to working again with separate components. Getting all of... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – book dummy development

Instant Nomad #3779 copyright Douglas Stockdale The book-dummy for my Instant Nomad series is now into the next phase; testing various images to determine how to strength my narrative about travel and anxiety. Last week I was discussing and evaluating various staged photographs that I had created. I have considered using the photo above, which... Continue Reading →

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