Memory Pods – eighth year completed

Copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale Interesting that as my eight year of photographing my Memory Pods series comes to a close, I was actually thinking that this might be the last year to photograph my subjects. Okay, phase 1 of photographing my botanical subject is finished and now into phase 2 of creatively interpreting the photographic... 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 s21 Ultra camera – first look

copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale Yesterday I announced that I had just acquired the latest Samsung s21 Ultra phone, chosen mainly for what I read about it's phone system. And of course, my announcement proceeded having a wonderful illustrative photograph from that Samsung s21 Ultra camera system to show and discuss . Okay, that parts now... 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 →

Middle Ground – reimagined

Middle Ground, limited edition artist book, copyright Douglas Stockdale I am very excited to 'relaunch' the selling of Middle Ground, my limited edition artist book that I self-published in 2018. I have already sold half of the edition, but then I placed the promotion and sales effort on Hold in 2019. I have come to... 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 →

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 →

Shutter Speed experimentation

As I announced last week in conjunction with my purchase of a 55mm extension tube for my Hasselblad, its's spring, plants are starting to bloom and that it's also Memory Pods time of year again. While discussing this project during my artist talk in March in conjunction with the exhibition of this body of work... 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 →

Artist talk – Memory Pods exhibition

Douglas Stockdale, Ellen Friedlander & Beatta Bosworth photo by Donna Cosentino, copyright 2021 There is an Artist talk, virtual on Zoom, tomorrow, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm (PST), and there is still space available, with the sign-up here. Louise Russell, Donna Cosentino, the Executive Director of The Photographer's Eye gallery and I will be discussing... Continue Reading →

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