15 Years of Essay-Blogs About Contemporary Art & Digital Photography: In-Depth Articles from 1997-2012
By Rick Doble
Rick Doble is the author of 3 books on digital photography and a photography... More > expert for the PIXIQ website with over 100,000 reads of his blogs. In this ebook he has collected 43 of his short, easy to read, essay-blogs written during the last 15 years. These articles explore the artistic potential of digital photography from the earliest days to today. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs, Doble talks about digital photography from a number of perspectives including the influence of modern art, the relation to science, the evolving technology, and the history of the camera. One of these essays written in 1999, about the expressive potential of digital photography, was recently translated into Italian by a prestigious Italian art site and called prophetic by that website.< Less
Few artists have documented their creative journey from their earliest efforts to their current work. In this eBook Rick Doble shows how his work evolved from his first black & white film photos... More > to the experimental digital photographs that he exhibits worldwide today. Covering 40 years and containing over 100 photographs and also a condensed but complete autobiography, he shows how one artist's thoughts, vision and imagery developed over time. A useful eBook for inspiring artists and also useful for students in media, this eBook is one of a kind.< Less
A fully illustrated Chapter Book for children -- ages 7-12. This chapterbook begins with the Big Bang and ends with the rise of civilization. Children need to know this story. The story of how humans... More > came to live on the Earth, as told by modern theories, is beautiful, profound, compelling, and comprehensive. The picture painted by science today is vast and mythic. I believe we owe it to ourselves as a culture to tell this story in simple terms to our children who will live with these ideas all of their lives. The chronology and events in this children's story are in keeping with recent findings of science. However, to tell the story in a clear and coherent manner, I simplified it greatly for young readers. In areas where science is uncertain such as the start of life and the development of human language, I took fictional liberties that are consistent with scientific speculation.< Less
We are immersed in time. We take time as a fact of life and think very little about its workings, yet we are at its mercy. In a sense time is all you have: on your gravestone will be your name and... More > the date you were born and the date you died. What could we gain by obtaining a perspective, by standing a bit outside of time? Although the clock will still continue to tick, your relation to time will be changed.
It is the modern human -- i.e. Homo sapiens sapiens -- sense of time that is the key difference between humans and the other animals. And further I believe that time, as we experience it, is created by our uniquely human brains and is critical to our sense of consciousness.< Less
Living My Life As an Artist, an Autobiography:
True Stories of Art, Love, Family & the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form
By Rick Doble
Lifelong stories about finding an art form, romance,... More > struggles, friendships, failure, success, discovery, inspiration, courage, adventure, peak experiences and personal growth, from the age of 6 to 66.
The stories cover high school, learning, college, divorce, travel, hitchhiking, writing, photography, painting, music, theater, film, book authoring and marriage.
Quotes from Robert Frost, Albert Einstein, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Graves, Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Wilfred Owen, Thoreau, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Neruda, e.e. cummings, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Claude Monet.
Doble, author of 6 books by major publishers, e.g. Random House, commented, "I believe this is one of the first times an artist has told a complete story from childhood to old age about his artistic and emotional development."< Less
Stealing the Oceans is a science fiction novella that could be filmed as an epic movie. One of the most unusual SF stories you will ever read, it covers 1000 years when the people of the Earth are... More > forced to make drastic changes because ocean levels gradually fall for hundreds of years -- with no end in sight. Using the latest technology, world governments work to determine the reason for the fall. But the discovery of the cause leads to panic and desperate attempts to rebuild civilizations in the hope for survival. This is a different kind of sci-fi story.< Less