Wayside Films

Sandhill Cranes

Each spring during their annual migration, the Sandhill Cranes settle in for a few weeks in the Platte River valley of central Nebraska near the confluence of the South and North forks. Hundreds of thousands of these large and noisy birds spend their days roosting […]

A Walk in the Woods

What is it in the bones of everyday photographs, that give them the power to tell a forgotten story from another time and place with such clarity and imagination? And why, in the imagined visual telling of the story, do those photographs elevate the people […]

Old Fashioned Photo Booth

Beyond the incredible innovations and creative possibilities of Polaroid cameras and their wonderful instant film, my most nostalgic photographic memory is of the Old Fashioned Photo Booth. Selfies before Selfies were cool. A Memoir in a Can. Four for a Dollar. Extra Charge for Color. […]

The Photographic Collage

Part documentary photographic essay and part studio construction, the photographic collage is an interesting hybrid artifact. Particularly with the use of film negatives and prints, the process took on a challenging, almost accidental quality. The result could be mundane, disastrous, or the definition of the […]

Photographic Triplets

Artists and photographers have used the Tryptich format for centuries to reinforce themes and refine their formal presentations. Related images and motifs have a revealing dynamic within the context of the work overall, and can clarify or obscure an artist’s concept. It’s an excellent tool […]

Texture in Photographs

The element of texture in still life and landscape photography is constant, dynamic and always shifting. A well crafted image has an uncanny ability to capture and communicate the subtlest of textural nuance. Here’s a few examples from images over the years, scanned from the […]

The New Ektachrome

In a major developement for filmshooters, Kodak announced that it would introduce a new version of it’s classic and beloved Ektachrome Reversal film for photographers and cinematographers. The announcement, at the Consumer Electronics Show this past January, represents a tidal shift in consumer sentiment and […]