Sea Palm I – New Botanical Cyanotype Series

* When I made my very first cyanotype print, it was a botanical contact print before I had acquired by contact printing frame, as I was intending to make a switch-up to using digital inter-negatives instead of a direct contact with my subject. I will admit that as I considered what other series to print... Continue Reading →

Zen Meditation moment

Trabuco Creek, October copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – A little botanical zen composition that I saw during my morning walk today...nice moment to watch the water flow past this point. This was a follow-up canyon wilderness walk that I completed late last week. Post surgery and able to actually walk down into the adjacent O'Neill wilderness... 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 →

Negative Perspective

Untitled #192801 (Anthropogenic Crisis series) copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale - Yes, a literal negative perspective of one of my Memory Pods photographs that I was evaluating and tweaking late last night in the full spirit of my Experiment/Play process. I am not sure fully what to make of these negative (inverted) images of this and... Continue Reading →

When is an artistic series complete?

Memory Pods #074252 2021copyright Douglas Stockdale - This question, when is an artistic series complete? was one of the many questions that Brooks Jensen, editor of LensWork, asked me in my very first interview. It is a question that as you can imagine that has stuck with me. As background I had submitted my Roadside... Continue Reading →

Memory Pods – 2021 Experiment/Play

Memory Pods (#192128) copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 Yesterday when I published my update article about my progress on my eighth year of working on my Memory Pods series, I did not discuss something new for this series that I started my experiment/play process with. Up until this year, I have been keeping the background in... 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 →

Southeast Center for Photography – Flora

I am very delighted to have my artwork Inspired from my Memory Pods series juried into the Southeast Center for Photography's thematic exhibition Flora by Wendi Schneider. This is a really a very nice validation of this particular artwork, which was recently featured in my solo exhibition of the Memory Pods series at The Photographic... Continue Reading →

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