Light and Space Movement

Yesterday I discussed my Zombie Photography process, which lends itself to my process-based abstractions, while I see this is just one step in the making of my final artwork. The real goal is to develop a lumenescent print that emphasize how the colors, shapes and forms change as the viewer's perception of the artwork shifts.... Continue Reading →

Zombie Photography

I find it very interesting in how one thing then relates to another, a kind of creative synthesis. While investigating the possible creative origins of my earlier Organic Abstract Expressionism photograph, I found out about the Light and Space movement from the 1980's and then the somewhat current Process-Based Abstraction movement.  Thus this article's title as... Continue Reading →

DSLR surprises?

Recently when I wrote about being surprised when I returned to the studio to find a totally unexpected as well as unimaginable landscape, I was poked about being surprised about the resulting images. If I were on a commercial shoot, I would probably being evaluating each frame, as a client is not going to pay... Continue Reading →

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic

First, to be clear, this is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of the Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic printing paper, but as a user report as to my recent experiences. Backstory; First, while attending PhotoLA earlier this year, I had heard that Mona Kuhn was using a metallic printing for some of her large... Continue Reading →

More Expired film donations

120 Ektachrome & VPS expired film, 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale This was a good week for expired 120 film donations for me. I was starting to run a bit thin in my expired film inventory while working on my project Gardening for Ordnance and starting to get a little stingy in my film use. My... Continue Reading →

2018 Snow Ski Holiday

Sandstone Creek, Vail, February 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale This past week was a holiday vacation for a bit of skiing in Colorado, which was a ton of fun. We had great skiing conditions as well as some "braille" skiing in almost white-out conditions, which was a bit tough when I choose the wrong trail and... Continue Reading →

Black & White Challenge: Day six abstraction

Untitled (Arroyo Trabuco Trail) December* 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale Today I am posting the sixth day of my current Black & White Challenge. This image was created more in line with my experimentation/fun paradigm. First part is the photograph I made on the trail during my walk (hint, the still water was providing too accurate... Continue Reading →

Hasselblad jamnation

In my recent post about my walks off the grid and the potential start of a new photographic project, I had stated that I want to start carrying my Hasselblad film rig with me to continue this exploration. Which meant that I needed to remove the 150mm lens with the two extension tubes (above) that I... Continue Reading →

7 Day Black & White Challenge

Compass 2017 copy right Douglass Stockdale A few days ago I was tagged for the 7 Day Black & White Challenge; Seven days. Black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Nominate someone. I was nominated by Kellie Webb and over the seven days I am to nominate someone else to pass this... Continue Reading →

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