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 →

Nude Descending a Staircase (after de Kooning)

I was making a personal transition with my artwork from the literal to something less literal, deviling into abstraction when I became aware of Marcel Ducamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, which I found fascinating. It was from that artwork that I started to study the Abstract Expressionist, first Arshile Gorky then Willem de... Continue Reading →

illogical lessons of Anna Karaulova

When I shared my previous article about lessons learned from my book workshop, Liz Vaughn commented on my social media shout-out: "For me, having been a graphic designer, the straightening and improving habit is ingrained". Her comment really resonated with me and provided some wonderful food for thought; due to my training and work experience... 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 →

Abstract art for Abstractions sake?

This weekend I found myself spending a lot of time just staring (studying?) the initial prints from my new series Quantum Elements. I found myself questioning the underlying reason why I am creating this series of abstractions. I know what turned me onto this series in the first place; capturing the visual effects that link... Continue Reading →

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