Roadside Remembrance Memorial – Texas

I have been revisiting my earlier photographs for my Roadside Remembrance series and how these two photographs of a site outside of San Antonio Texas impacted my artistic direction on this series. I was heading to a place that I found on the internet that had the potential of some rapid running water, when I... Continue Reading →

Sunset – Route 159 – Nevada

When I was recently provided the opportunity to offer some of my photographs for sale at my gallery, Fabrik Projects, one of the photographs I found myself thinking about was Sunset, Nevada State Route 159, above. This is from my Roadside Remembrance Memorials series. I was intrigued about relooking at this image due in big... Continue Reading →

Book talk at PPA last night

Last night was a fun, interactive and interesting discussion about Photographic Books as Art at the Pasadena Photographic Arts (PPA). I was the presenter in the PPA's Forum Series of artist, curators & photographer talks. A nice thank you to Douglas Hill and Bill Wishner for their invitation, who provided a very nice introduction and... Continue Reading →

Grant funding a Photographic Project

A-41, Tattenhall, England (Roadside Remembrance) copyright Douglas Stockdale On my list of to-do's is to find some funding to support the publication and exhibition of my roadside remembrance memorials project. Here in the US, there are a couple of avenues to journey down in order to obtain a grant (e.g. gift, not a loan) and at... Continue Reading →

Refocusing a project

Morning Shadow, Denverton, California, 2007 copyright Douglas Stockdale Following up on yesterday's post perhaps a little more about how this Roadside Remembrance series is being reconsidered as a Black & White portfolio. This series of roadside memorials was starting to get a little traction in 2008 and I felt it had potential to go beyond the... Continue Reading →

In Passing – Lest I Forget

Nevada State Randy, Route 179, (Randy) copyright Douglas Stockdale Reading the recent (2015) October issue of PDN magazine, which is their annual photobook issue, I found myself thinking back to my real first photographic project, a series of roadside remembrance memorials. As a quick recap, it is a series that I became very fascinated by in late... Continue Reading →

Winter Field – Roadside Remembrance Memorial

Winter Field, Indiana State Route 30 copyright Douglas Stockdale 2007 & text copyright Brooks Jensen, publisher, LensWork magazine This is published on the blog LensWork Daily "Looking at Images" by Brooks Jensen This image comes from a portfolio that consists of photographs of roadside memorials and crosses, each a marker indicating a sad story. I love... Continue Reading →

Duality of Roadside memorials

A-1, Colloferro, Italy copyright Douglas Stockdale 2012 Initially I visualized this project in black & white. I have come to understand that this Roadside Remembrance Memorial series transcends a greater subject, one that in a way haunts me. Memory and its preservation. These are something that is inspired by a tragic accident that usually took the life of someone too soon and... Continue Reading →

Oregon – Roadside Remembrances

Oregon State Route 26 copyright 2011 Douglas Stockdale We made a very long weekend out of this past weekend, driving up from Southern California to Portland. Enroute on Interstate-5, I made a mental note of the absence of roadside remembrance memorials in California and the plethora of them as we crossed the border into Oregon. Initially I intended... Continue Reading →

Fragility of our existence

I am working on the photographs from my Roadside Remembrance Memorials series and I find myself thinking about the essence of these various sites. The way things are progressing I have completed a major redo of a half dozen images from the series and I will probably also re-publish my Blurb book-dummy as well. That being... Continue Reading →

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