The Arrested Image


Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
— Pablo Picasso

Photography is like painting and writing in this, with the glaring difference that our entries multiply at alarming rates. The task of winnowing out the Keepers isn’t easy.

To corral them, we’re continually editing—combing through albums, rearranging the best work in galleries (physical and digital), making prints and books before remembering (too late) a favorite file or negative or slide that we haven’t located (yet). We know it isn’t lost: it’s in the archives. Eventually, and somewhat begrudgingly, we say OK and move on to the next hurdle.

The images below are a snippet from my own diary, kept visually since 1971. There’s no order to what you’ll discover elsewhere on the site. You might be in England one moment and in our flower garden the next. The galleries are in post form instead of pages—use the Category links at the bottom of each to sort by subject. I do reserve the right to add to, subtract from, or scramble any gallery on the site without notice. Did someone say archives?

I’ll be pleased to hear from you (Contact) if you care to comment or ask a question or three. I don’t share your information with anyone else.

Lastly, the (Blog) menu link opens a new window. That’s my other site, where single photos rule.

We live in an interesting time. Be safe while you’re writing, painting, and making photographs.

Bill Stormont,
Eugene, Oregon

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