Stomps describes his approach like this:
In the case of Mist, the book opens with data -- a series of lightly printed page with a dominant number and an explanation of the relevance of the number for Three Gorges Dam. 140, the number of cities that had to be relocated; 700,000 kilos of cement poured into the dam each day; 39,300,000,000 cubic meters of volume for the reservoir. Each photographic series begins with several yellow pages and a written title which literally or metaphorically relates to the photos.My photographic work exists of photographic series. The central theme of these projects is the way people behave and respond to major changes in their environment and surroundings. Sociologic or environmental changes so big and prominent that the individual can only adapt. My photographic work deals with the changes that take shape when people are being pushed to adapt their lives around the inevitable.In the presentation of my work I prefer to use photographs as a string of images and to combine several series in a publication that must expose the subject. With each project I combine several series drifting around the subject.