Images, Publishers of Whidbey Island History
by Hugh Brainard
Images got it's genesis from a company called The Store.
In 1982, we owned a Kaypro computer with memory of 64K,
which was plenty for word processing. We had a darkroom
and between the two, (computer & darkroom) we had a
small business. Lee did copy for The
Island's own magazine), and I did photographs. We also got
into restoring old photos. We soon got better computers,
better cameras, and expanded our work.
first big project was a book, the By
Canoe & Sailing Ship they Came. Dorothy
Neil provided all the raw material, Lee put it together
and I did the photos. We next expanded into the newspaper
business. We started our own community newspaper, The
Town Crier. At this time we incorporated under the name
of Island Images. We expanded our staff and very
soon had more work than we could handle.
newspaper was taking up all of our time and Lee was working
18 hours a day. We had two choices, to expand again and add
more staff to take the load off Lee, or to sell the paper.
We decided to sell and devote more time to publishing books.
Our company is now down to Lee and I.