Hongqiao nightscape – a second look

Hongqaio, night copyright Douglas Stockdale 2008 Sometimes I find that I get into a mode in which I assume what I see is what is 'really' there versus paying attention to what is actually there. Case in point is the night landscape, above, that I made many years ago in China and for some dang... Continue Reading →

San Clemente – surf-side

Looks like summer is approaching an end, or probably for most places other than SoCal, which 'summer' may not end until sometime into late October or even November. It's amazing how things heat up here in the 'fall'. Nevertheless, for a recent virtual photographic critique, since many of the others were showing their summer beach... Continue Reading →

Dana Point Harbor – dusk

As a urban landscape photographer, sometimes I just can't pass up a great photographic opportunity, whether its a a cliche or not. In this case we were celebrating my daughter's birthday with the family crowd and we just had a wonderful dinner. This is the viewpoint from the restaurant overlooking the Dana Point harbor towards... Continue Reading →

Any body else writing a novel?

I have been working on a secret project (which will not be so secret after this article) that expands on an event that occurred in 2018 and probably ties into my experience as the Senior Editor (book reviewer) for PhotoBook Journal; I have been writing a fictional novel. Something that I have developing over the... Continue Reading →

Middle Ground – reimagined

Middle Ground, limited edition artist book, copyright Douglas Stockdale I am very excited to 'relaunch' the selling of Middle Ground, my limited edition artist book that I self-published in 2018. I have already sold half of the edition, but then I placed the promotion and sales effort on Hold in 2019. I have come to... 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 →

Landscape as part of a Narrative

This is another urban landscape photograph that I am considering for my Instant Nomad Chronicles series as a follow up to my previous landscape article. This photograph could provide some background 'color' to my narrative about anxiety and travel. This would provide a broader environmental context that essentially sets the stage for where all of... Continue Reading →

Environmental context

copyright Douglas Stockdale While creating my visual narrative Instant Nomad to help add some environmental context, e.g. where this part of the story is happening, I have been evaluating a series of moody urban landscape images. I do not think that I need many of these photographs, just enough to help set the stage for... Continue Reading →

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