TSY friendly, Ian Beaudoux, was recently part of a great short film as Cinematographer that stars Gary Oldman, THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS ~ Check it out!

The friendship and passion for collodion photography shared by Ian Ruhter and Gary Oldman is deep and beautiful. The process is reflected in the inhabitants of Slab City, where those gathered on the margins of society have built their own sense of community. This project is as much about building relationships as it is about the alchemy of collodion photography and the physical act of taking a photograph.

The Carnival of Dreams is a short film based on the unforeseen events that transpired over a 48 hour period in a magical place called Slab City where Ian Ruhter and Will Eichelberger set out to make the world’s largest Ambrotype. In the midst of this larger 3 year project to photograph and film the community a spontaneous visit by Gary Oldman to Ruhter and our crew in the field revealed something far greater than the process that brought everyone together. As Oldman and Ruhter focus their cameras on each other the plates unveiled a beautiful friendship. The photographs made also revealed a hidden truth about the people who stand by our side and allow us to see the beauty that’s in front of us. The Carnival of Dreams captures this bond between colleagues, friends, loved ones and soulmates and a process that takes place within this journey.

Carnival of Dreams Credits:
Directed by Lauren Vance
Director of Photography, Robin Fenlon
Camera #2 Ian Beaudoux
Editors: Shannon Burnham, Daniela Kelley McInerney, Victor June, Jr.
Special Thanks: Builder Bill and the Slab City Community, Laboratory Arts Collective, & Sony Electronics.