Developing a storytelling context

While working on my Instant Nomad series, I felt that I needed to introduce a bit more 'environmental' context for this story, that this could be about a business (professional) person who is traveling and the resulting anxiety that occurs. Although I find more individuals are bring their portable computer even while on a holiday.... Continue Reading →

Mac M1 Mini with Benq PhotoVue monitor

Instant Nomad #8348 Copyright Douglas Stockdale A couple of days ago I received my Mac Mini with the M1 silicon chip and then a few days ago the new Benq 27" PhotoVue monitor arrived. So the start of an interesting transition from the all-in-one iMac back to working again with separate components. Getting all of... Continue Reading →

Mac Mini M1 transition in progress

#7996 (Mysterious Trip) copyright Douglas Stockdale I am taking a small break from publishing articles here, as well as not adding much content to Facebook, IG, etc for a somewhat simple reason; my iMac crashed for a second time and I am now in transition to a new Mac Mini M1 computer system. Which was... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – book dummy development

Instant Nomad #3779 copyright Douglas Stockdale The book-dummy for my Instant Nomad series is now into the next phase; testing various images to determine how to strength my narrative about travel and anxiety. Last week I was discussing and evaluating various staged photographs that I had created. I have considered using the photo above, which... Continue Reading →

May the 4th be with You!

Caustic Networks #0479 copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Okay, who might not be a Star Wars fan? When I experience my first Star Wars movie long, long ago, I was hooked. I am old enough that this was also the very first release of the very first Star Wars movie... Continue Reading →

Learning from my own workshop

During each step of my recent book development workshop over the four days, I began to apply what we were discussing to a specific photographic series that I had made while in China. I have been grappling with this body of work for the past ten plus years. While providing a critique of the participants... Continue Reading →

Second Vaccine shot – Done!

Yes, I just received my second COVID vaccine shot yesterday afternoon. Cool! Just a little bit sore spot on my arm, but otherwise, no issues. Being a science-geek and involved with pharmaceutical development, I believe in the science of vaccines. I have never thought of the earth being flat. I understand that the full immunization... Continue Reading →

Hard edge abstractions

In the 1960's there were a series of hard edge schools of abstraction, most notely Op-Art and Color Field. Besides the hard edges, with sharply defined borders, the artwork incorporated flat fields of color within the shapes. The hard edge painting was an America West Coast style of painting as compared to the gestural form... Continue Reading →

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