untitled (Aliso Viejo, CA, January 2014) copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale.
Another interesting series of events that appear to be leading into a new photobook project. First, I have been using the wide format Samsung IV camera-phone to see what things looked like in these almost panoramic photographs. Then I was inspired to take some “documentary” photographs of the golf courses I have been playing lately with the Samsung. The what-am-I-doing-now variety of photographs. Relatively brainless, but kinda of interesting as to the results.
I am currently reading Paul Seawright’s latest photobook Volunteer just released by a new Irish photobook publisher Artist Photo Books. Seawright’s subject is the US military recruitment centers sprinkled around the country, but he does not photograph them directly. His viewpoint is looking away from these recruitment centers and out toward the urban landscape. It is his attempt to describe where, thus indirectly who, are the people that the military is seeking to recruit.
It is this idea of an indirect visual study that intrigues me. And thus the underlying concept for this new photographic project. I have a straw-man idea for the title, but still too soon. I need to play some more golf (hint, hint) and take some more photographs. Then see what photographic images start to accumulate.