Menu
header photo

James R. Stout

Fine Art Photography

4031

Thank you for stopping by!

Please explore my photo galleries, read my latest blog (Sojourns), shop, listen to my music, check for upcoming events or contact me for more information. 

For best viewing results on a mobile device, recommended viewing is in horizontal mode

 

 

 

SOJOURNS

Randy and Eddie

August 7, 2017
When you’re an eight-year old boy and it’s the summer of 1964, life can be pretty darned good. I was just such a boy. I had a raspy voice and my mother used to say she didn’t have to look outside to see if I was there because she could hear my voice above all the other kids. I’ve been told by a few …

Read more

The Coat Of One Color

August 7, 2017
This time in 1977 was rather tough for me. I was married for just over a year. We had just gone through a bad health scare with my wife. We were broke and literally living hand to mouth. My job was a complete horror and things seemed to have no light on the horizon. We decided given our financial si…

Read more

Time Travel In A Little Country Church

August 7, 2017

I found out that time travel is possible. It didn’t take Einstein to figure it out either. All it took was for me to bear witness to an event that was quite endearing and a complete blessing to my heart. The little church that my mother grew up in recently had it’s 150th Anniversary. They have alway…

Read more

Marlena, My Candy Girl

August 7, 2017

I made a trip into Houston recently. Well, to be honest it was just north of Houston in a place called The Woodlands. Speaking of which, what were the founders of that city thinking when they included “the” in the name of their town? I’ve always thought it odd. Alas, there’s no telling what would ca…

Read more

Saturday Nights, 1965

April 25, 2017

When I was about 10 years old Saturday nights around our house were way cool. Let me tell you about how some of them were. Saturday nights 1965 included some that were spent in front of the TV as a family. We would watch “Flipper” and “I Dream of Jeannie” and then “The Lawrence Welk Show”. The “big”…

Read more

The Days and Nights of My Childhood

April 25, 2017

     This is just a little bit of me thinking back on how things were for me as a child. Consider it a sort of “stream of conscientiousness”. Never mind negatives for this little bit of remembering. Some people might read these and think they were negative, but trust me when I tell you I look back o…

Read more

12

April 25, 2017

     The summer of 1968 was, for me at least, a great summer. It was the last summer of my “childhood” so far as I’m concerned. It is true that I was only 12 that summer (turned 13 in September of 1968) and that technically I was still a “kid” for another few years, but it was the last summer for me…

Read more

My Father's Whistle

April 24, 2017

 

      In the fall of 1963 our family moved into a new home (new for us) in Bryan, Texas. Bryan was a sleepy little town back then. College Station, Bryan’s sister city, was a good deal more "of the times", but for a few more years Bryan would be more like the 50’s than the 60’s. Of course, this …

Read more

Blocks of Ages

April 19, 2017

      One of the earliest toys that I had the pleasure to look forward to playing with when visiting my grandparents was what was called “Playskool’s Duffle Bag O’Blocks”. It lived up to its name. It was a canvas bag of real wooden blocks in different shapes and painted in various colors. My sisters…

Read more