Frick Fine Arts Library – permanent collection

Earlier I had announced that a limited edition Fiuggi Book + Print of Ciociaria was acquired by the Frick Fine Arts Library at the University of Pittsburgh and I now very excited to announce that four of my books are now in their permanent collection. In addition to the Ciociaria book are my three artist... 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 →

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 →

Fading memories

While working on my project Gardening For Ordnance, in addition to the recent signage posted about the warnings for Ordnance and Explosive Waste, a.k.a. 'OEW' in military parlance, that are in my neighborhood, I found numerous older signs that were the worst for wear. In retrospect, these signs are more dire as the surrounding area... Continue Reading →

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 →

Dreaming (during a pandemic)

With the rough edit completed for my China project I am starting to attempt to resume a normal life...during a pandemic. sigh. Thus my fourth self-affirmation diptych mini-poster (third was published¬†here) about a subject that seems to come up often for me, dreaming about what I might be doing when everything gets back to normal.... Continue Reading →

TechTransfer

A status report on the progress of my TechTransfer project that I discussed in my last post while considering an extensive body of photographic work I had created earlier in China. First, I am becoming more comfortable with the working title TechTransfer, which still might morph to one of my earlier names that I was... Continue Reading →

Gardening (For Ordnance)

One of the interesting outcomes of preparing to make my¬†Gardening For Ordnance publication submissions is that I am gaining better clarity on the pre-visualization of the pending book (yes, there is always another book in my future). It also became apparent that I have a bunch more color film negatives to scan (and maybe a... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑