This composite portrait shows David Stratton, former director of the Sydney Film Festival, film critic and presenter of ‘At the Movies’, on ABC TV. In this work, I explore the idea of a portrait as a life diary, using multiple images of David over his lifetime, going from one instant to a whole-of-life portrait, trying to evoke traces of memory, history, place and mood. I have incorporated time in my portraits, showing the development from babyhood through childhood into adulthood and to the present, mostly through full-face photos, but also including some photos with people he has worked with. Most of the photos were scanned and then worked on from David’s photographs. I took the last image in the grid.