A Few Small Things

Scott H. Johnson has worked as a fine artist, muralist, theatrical set designer, woodworker and furniture designer. For the past twenty-five years he has owned and operated Wayside Woodworks, his furniture design and woodworking studio, creating custom designed furniture and fine cabinetry. He is focused on keeping the culture of the traditional arts and crafts alive, and the spirit of the independent artisan thriving within the chaos of the modern machine age. It’s a slow-paced endeavor that requires patience and devotion and a hopeful disposition. A devoted film enthusiast, he is an active photographer and filmmaker in multiple formats, producing fine photographic prints, handmade small-gauge films and curious animations. He also collects vintage cameras, movie equipment, antique tools, woodworking machines and all things productive in a creative life. He lives in Colorado where he tends to his bee hives, apple trees and native flowers, and hopes for the world to come to its senses and build a better path forward for his daughter.

At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect – a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us, and is part of the biography by which we want to be known.

Robert Adams in Why People Photograph