NYC 9/11 – Twenty years later

Today is about reflection as to what occurred in New York City, Washington DC and a field in Pennsylvania. Reflection on those who lost their lives during these events, both on the aircraft that were turned into guided missiles and those victims at the site of impact. These events eventually led to the War in... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

Anxiety as an investigative narrative

Middle Ground series Copyright Douglas Stockdale First, I have to admit that this has been an interesting year, with the start of this horrific COVID-19 pandemic, the need to stay at home during quarantine and eliminating most social contacts. Coupled with new adventures in Zoom and other means of distant personal connections. I think we... Continue Reading →

Ghost

  Part of resuming my work on my Memory Pods project has been to re-examine some of the earlier photographs. Case in point is this photograph that I had titled Ghost III. In the context of the larger body of work for my investigation, this somewhat abstract photograph is a portrait of the plant without... Continue Reading →

Winter on Trabuco Flats

Trabuco Flats, January, 2019 copyright Douglas Stockdale An unanticipated visual change to Trabuco Flats that I have recently notices are the winter conditions. In southern California during the winter months we gave brief amounts of rain. Which in turn creates a new look to the otherwise monotone brown landscape; green grass! (yes, we do not... Continue Reading →

10 years of photo book inspirations

Guide to Self-Publishing an Indie Artist Book, 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale As many of you know, in addition to writing this photo-blog in which I discuss my photographic projects and other odds and ends, I am also the Editor of The PhotoBook Journal. I started The PhotoBook Journal (TPBJ) shortly after starting this blog back in... Continue Reading →

Mentor-ship opportunities thru LACP

Douglas Stockdale, Palos Verdes Art Center, 2018, photograph by Karen Schuenemann I am very honored and excited to announce that I am part of the inaugural LACP (Los Angeles Center of Photography) Mentor-ship program that was just formally launched by this LA organization. This builds on my recent LACP experience as a workshop leader for my... Continue Reading →

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