Stockwell's sports photos represent an eclectic mixture of his own
interests. Motor racing in most forms is his personal area
of interest with the adrenaline rush that comes with fast
moving things. He loves the speed and energy of races most of
all. When he was a young man, he was a cafe racer in and around
London. He admits he is still somewhat of a motor head so it
only makes sense that many of his photos capture races, cars
or people in grip of excitement.
He prefers individually oriented pursuits, as opposed to team
sports. For many years, he was involved in paragliding instruction and saw first hand the exhilaration as people took on an intense
new sport and triumphed.
At other sporting events the action inspires him. The crowds
and the life energy fuel my interest. He enjoys the energy and
the zeal sports bring out in the fans. Stockwell tends to notice what
is happening around the contests more thanhe does the event
itself. When he is flying it is interesting to him to photograph the
arenas and places where sports take place. "The tracks and
fields are all unique and individual, and the shapes and designs
can be pleasing shapes against the backdrop of the earth. "