Wayside Films

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. […]

Family Pictures

Looking through our family’s photographic archive and trying to select images for my wife’s memorial service, I was struck by the power photography has over the way our brains process faded memories and the passage of time. Small moments from years earlier shine with an […]

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 […]

Touring Yellowstone

This recorded dialogue is from our cross-country tour a couple of years ago, on the final day of our journey as we toured through Yellowstone National Park. The park was insanely crowded with traffic and people, congested to the point of making you feel claustrophobic. […]

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 […]

Fish in a Barrel

This animated short film was created using a hybrid animation approach, stitching together thousands of digitally processed stills to make up individual scenes in the GIF format and then compiling those in video editing software. A musical score, sound effects and dialogue can also be […]

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 […]