Why (Photo) Blog?

  This is my perspective after being a photo-blogger for over ten years. This blog that you are reading is still on-going for that entire time, anther one is now a magazine and for another it's busy supporting a SoCal photo group. Oh, I have also started and killed four blogs, but more about those... Continue Reading →

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Now a magazine publisher

Bookcase, copyright 2019 Douglas Stockdale As readers of this photo-blog know I have self-published three artist books and two photo-technical books as well as founding the photo-book-blog The PhotoBook (most recently what become The PhotoBook Journal). Something that I have been considering for a long while is to convert the the photo-book-blog into a full... 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 →

Artist book making: now fully engaged!

Books in Boxes, Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra 2018 Douglas Stockdale After meeting with the Dual Graphs pre-press team to provide the final tweaks and approval of the art work, the job went to the press. I also did a quick assembly of the hard copy prints to create a trial book dummy just to really,... Continue Reading →

Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra – Trial Proof

Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra book binding 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale After spending the morning at Dual Graphics looking at the hard proofs earlier this week, I returned with three interior sets to develop a couple of Trial Proofs (T/P) of the assembled artist book.  FYI, the T/P is a version that is made during the... Continue Reading →

Kickstarter, GoFundMe or ??

Middle Ground, book dummy 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale So while my Canon 5D Mk3 is undergoing "flange back" repairs at Canon, I will have some time this week (hopefully repairs complete this Friday) to evaluate some fund raising alternatives to produce Middle Ground. The big-daddy of book fund-raising appears to be Kickstarter with it's all-or-nothing process. Seems... Continue Reading →

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