Silver and Light by Ian Ruhter

SILVER & LIGHT from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo.

Skiing and snowboarding photographer turned wet-plate artist Ian Ruhter dropped everything to follow his passion, transforming his blue bread truck into a massive camera (I think also the worlds largest mobile camera) and making enormous wet plate prints as he travels the country. He and his team hand make the silver emulsion, a 150 year old process that costs him a whopping $500 per plate, in the video “Silver & Light” gives an in-depth  and honest look at Ruhter’s process, his trials and tribulations, and what drives him to pursue this unusual form of image-making. Ruhter’s images are stunning, one of a kind pieces that seem to come from another era, and in his own words, “I didn’t just build a camera, I created a time machine.

I have been following his work but more important this project, since last summer. The videos he has put out so far inspire me and fuel my creative fire. Another quote that me really hard but I could not find a way to put it in the description is ” If you had been searching your whole life for some thing you love and you found it what would you be willing to sacrifice

 

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