Southern Landscapes – Strange Brew

I am in the midst of getting everything ready for my solo exhibition opening this afternoon of my Memory Pods series at The Photographer's Eye gallery, which I will be leaving for Escondido within the hour. Nevertheless, I have this image on my desk that seems to haunt me. Yes, the song Strange Brew by... Continue Reading →

Quantum Elements – Winter rain

LSTa0066 copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 Well I know what I should be doing. I have an solo exhibition that I should be promoting (well I guess this counts a little) as well as my book development workshop in March, see below. I know that 'promoting' these events is suppose to be all sorts of social... Continue Reading →

Diary; July 14th, 2020

Yesterday, July 14th, I took another long hike down into Arroyo Trabuco to work on my pandemic project, or should I say, the series of artworks that coincided with the start of the COVID-19. This urban landscape photograph was made at the start of my journey and part of my ten-minute rule to become creatively... Continue Reading →

Winter run off – Oso Creek

It was a sunny morning today, so with mask & hat in tote, I took my camera for a walk down in to Arroyo Trabuco, which is where the Oso Creek runs through, as it meanders down from the Angeles Forest and eventually into the Pacific Ocean. My purpose was to take a different photograph... Continue Reading →

Photo Creativity 101 – the 10-minute rule

Have you ever gone out to take photographs, whether to the beach, park, or just a walk around the block and come back and realize that for all that time you spent, you did not take one single photograph? You might be thinking you have photographers-block, similar to writers-block or artist-block; encountering a blank slate... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2020

When thinking of Earth Day, the poetic photograph above as a metaphor for what Earth Day represents for me always seems to come to mind. This was captured in the spring of 2006 and has all of the elements of hope for an Earth Day narrative: trees budding representing a new life, running water as... Continue Reading →

Dreaming (during a pandemic)

With the rough edit completed for my China project I am starting to attempt to resume a normal life...during a pandemic. sigh. Thus my fourth self-affirmation diptych mini-poster (third was published here) about a subject that seems to come up often for me, dreaming about what I might be doing when everything gets back to normal.... Continue Reading →

Anxiety – Confronting COVID-19

This is my third self-affirming mini-posters for this COVID-19 pandemic, Anxiety, Confronting COVID-19, having published Wonder and Awareness, Restoration in Progress at the end of last month. Allows me to personally vent about my morning anxiety, take advantage of some previous expired 120 film photographs and provides something else to work on during the day.... Continue Reading →

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