Doug Stockdale's Singular Images

June 30, 2016

LensCulture profile

Filed under: Art Market, Ciociaria, Photography — Tags: , , — Doug Stockdale @ 4:17 am

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Ciociaria copyright 2010 Douglas Stockdale

A curator/book designer just referred me to the LensCulture.com publication group and so now I am in the middle of developing a photographers profile on their site. Similar to my recent Art Photo Index profile, I am starting with my Ciociaria project photographs and book information. I included an edited version of my Biography and CV, which I may tweak over the next several months.

I was subsequently invited to also be a part of the LensCulture “Insider” team, a group which is composed of Editors, Reviewers, Jurors, Curators and Publishers. This is a pretty impressive international group that I am honored to be joining. I am guessing that this was probably a result of a combination of being the Editor/Founder of The PhotoBook as well as my recent participation as a photobook juror and exhibition talks that I provided at Photo Independent last month. As an Insider, this means I will be participating as a LensCulture submission reviewer, which should be pretty interesting.

I will be getting more into the thick of things in the next few days, so probably more about this soon.

Cheers!

 

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June 29, 2016

Art Photo Index listing

Filed under: Art Market, Ciociaria, Photography, Projects/Series — Tags: , — Doug Stockdale @ 1:18 am

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Fiuggi Passage Way 2010 copyright Douglas Stockdale

When Art Photo Index (API) was launched a few years back, I was provided with an invitation to join, which I immediately accepted. Regretfully I was in-between web sites and photographic projects and really unsure as what to provide for my profile, thus I opted for the minimal profile information to get started. As such my API site lay relatively dormant until recently.

After attending Photo Independent I realized that it was time to get the various supporting web-sites and photographic indexes up to speed, which included API. Since I have an interest in exhibiting my Ciociaria project, that book project is as good as any place as a cornerstone for my photography. I selected 21 photographs from the Ciociaria project to feature on API. I also found out that API has included some new profile options for photographers to discuss and show their work, which are some nice additions.

Since API is a part of the photo-eye group, it is easy to link up my two books that are available to purchase from photo-eye to the site. Although I initially had trouble linking my Pine Lake artist book, the API team quickly figured out the issue and made the necessary changes. So I think my profile is looking good and recommend you check it out.

Hopefully, more to come!

Cheers!

 

June 21, 2016

Re:borN Dance Interactive

Filed under: Photography — Tags: , — Doug Stockdale @ 5:48 pm

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2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale

A couple of weekends ago I was again the event photographer at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) Family Day. Family Day at OCMA is a fun event for me to photograph candids of the children and their parents interacting with the surrounding art as well as the art projects that the OCMA team provide for the kids to work with.

Occasionally Family Day creates more creative opportunities for me with some of the performances that are provided in conjunction with this event. More so when the dance is contemporary and interpretive and I think the occasion then allows me experiment with more creative options.

To photograph the Re:borN Dance Interactive performance, I wanted to visualize the amazing energy of the performers, which for me is to select a slower shutter speed to allow some blurring. To further abstract the performance, I also deferred to black and white images.

For my part, I was fortunate to be “staff” and able to move away from the audience to less obstructive view point. In this case there was a large painting on the background wall that I thought might allow some interesting juxtapositions with the dancers. The painting was uniform enough that it also allowed the performers to create their own space. It also allowed me to place the performers within the OCMA physical context, which meet my client goals. To further enhance the visual perspective, I sat on the floor such that I was looking upward towards the performers and allow them to tower above the paintings frame (yes, a bit of a William Eggleston influence). In this case, having a 24 – 105 zoom allowed me to constantly adjust for the performers while they moved through their performances.

Nevertheless, for OCMA I provided a selection of color images. For Boroka Nagy, the Artistic Director of Re:born, she received both the color as well as my B&W.

Cheers!

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June 7, 2016

Portfolio Reviewer at LACP Exposure 2016

Filed under: Art, Art Market, Photography — Tags: , , — Doug Stockdale @ 11:40 pm

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Susan Burnstine, a Portfolio Reviewer for LACP Exposure 2016

I will be among the 19 Portfolio Reviewers, joining Susan Burnstine (above), Aline Smithson, Julia Dean, Kirk Pederson, Sarah Lee, Chris Davies to name only a few, for the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s (LACP) “Exposure 2016” event being held at the end of July at Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station.

I am recommending that photographers who are interested in feedback on a portfolio that has been edited for potential publication may want to consider me for a review session. I am also recommending that if the photographer/artist has a book dummy in addition to a print portfolio, it would be a great opportunity to get some constructive criticism on that as well. The issue as always for these events is that you only have a 20 minute window to spend with each reviewer, so it really helps to know what exactly you want from this brief exchange.

I wrote about my first portfolio review experience at Palm Springs Photo many, many years ago; but most of the do’s and don’t still hold true: bring your best and focused portfolio (not a jumble of favorites) and have one specific question you would like to have addressed. This is about exposure and networking, not selling and get exhibitions booked, although that has happened for some photographers, just do not expect it. Also bring something to leave behind, even if a business card and get the reviewers contact info and follow up with an email after the review.

Although this is a two day event; Saturday, July 30, 10 am – 5 pm + Sunday, July 31, 10 am – 5 pm, regretfully I will be available only on Sunday, July 31st. So I’m a bit limited for availability. Thus I suggest if you want to have my review, you will probably want to sign up as soon as possible.

For more details on “Exposure 2016”, including on how to sign-up, head over to: here.

The LACP’s “Exposure 2016” is a great opportunity to have your work seen by a diverse group of portfolio reviewers; see all of the bio’s here.

Currently early bird pricing is still available until July 1st, so check it out now ;- )

Exposures 2016 event adress: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, California, 90404, (United States).

Cheers!

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