Doug Stockdale's Singular Images

About Douglas Stockdale

I consider myself an artist, education and mentor and I am the the Editor & Founder (2008) of The Photobook Journal as well as a submission reviewer (consultant) for LensCulture.

I currently provide two workshops, Introduction to Photo Books and Marketing Your Photo Book, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP). I am also a portfolio reviewer for LACP’s EXPOSURE events.

I provide mentoring to individuals and organization regarding the development of artistic/photographic projects, and the design, editing, sequencing, development and marketing of artist/photographic books.

Singular Images is where I share my thoughts about photography and personal photographic projects.

I visually explore memory and its preservation. More about my photographic and book work can be found at my website

You can join me on Facebook, here.

For Instagram @douglasstockdale

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Bluewater Shore is a sequel to Pine Lake, and is a self-published artist book in a limited edition of 99 with 5 A/P’s. This is a semi-fictitious short visual story one set in the late 1940’s about about a young woman’s exciting unescorted holiday trip to the shore with her friends. Bluewater Shore investigates a new sense of independence for women that occurred during and following World War II as well as family, memory and American culture. The limited edition artist book was developed from re-purposed vernacular photographs from the artist’s family archive and the concept was partly inspired by Kodak and Ansco promotional booklets that were available with dime/drug stores film processing in the 1950’s and into the 1960’s.

Bluewater Shore has been reviewed by Gerhard Clausing, which can be found here.

Pine Lake is a self-published artist book in a limited edition of 25 released in 2013. My worn and faded family photographs became symbols for the remaining bits and fragments of my family memories. Pine Lake is an investigation of what might have been. Pine Lake was selected by New York book designer Elizabeth Avedon as one of her Best Photographic Books for 2014 and is in the permanent collection of the Reminders Photography Stronghold Library, Tokyo, Japan. Last copies of this artist book are available from photo-eye and me.

Ciociaria is a hardcover photobook published by Edizioni Punctum (Rome, Italy) in the Fall of 2011. It is a photo-documentary investigation into the preservation of memory in a region in central Italy that has neither a defined border or a known history. Ciociaria can be purchased from me directly or on-line at photo-eye bookstore and other specialty fine art and photography book stores.

Limited Edition photographs from Ciociaria were acquired by the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) for their permanent collection of contemporary photography.

In Passing is a self-published hardcover book using the subject of an aftermath project to investigate memory. This portfolio was also featured in LensWork, #74 (Jan-Feb 2008) The hard cover book is out of print and sold out, more here.

Other photobook in print is Sharpening Photographs for Print on Demand Publishing (self published, Blurb) (out of print)

Editor/Publisher & Founder of The PhotoBook journal in which we discus contemporary photographic books. Previously I was a contributing photobook reviewer for Emaho and photo-eye e-magazines.

Founder and Editor to The Photo Exchange  A blog sponsored by a photographic group that meets monthly at the Irvine Fine Arts Center (IFAC), CA.

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  1. hi Doug
    sooo…do you know Laura Moya…we’re good friends and she is director of photolucida here in portland.
    well keep in touch…i like i like i like what i saw with your images+books+you
    with respect
    carol yarrow

    Comment by Carol Yarrow — April 15, 2014 @ 4:49 am

  2. […] all as I now need to look at all my photographic reference sites, e.g. LensCulture and here on Singular Images, and make some adjustment tweaks to my biography; artist, educator and […]

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