I had the pleasure of tagging along with Ian Ruhter for a day in Los Angeles as he started the long journey for his "Silver & Light" project. He managed to turn a truck into one giant wet plate camera in hopes of driving it around America shooting the people & landscapes he comes across. To see more of his images and learn more about this project follow his Tumblr: http://ianruhter.tumblr.com/ or his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Ruhter-Photography/159583283699
All filmed on a point n' shoot Panasonic Lumix GF1
In 2010 I spent a day following photographer Ian Ruhter around the streets of Los Angeles, CA as he stopped people asking if he could shoot their portrait.... using wet plate photography. I happened to have my point-n-shoot camera with me so I decided to pull it out and film just in case. This is the result.
This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can't do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next. Join us in our journey by liking our facebook to get yourself photographed by us.
An extra special thanks to Brandon Rein, Scotty Hoffman and Trevor Atwater.
The American Dream video is based on the fear of success, this thought is extremely powerful, fear has the ability to cripple us from pursuing our dreams. The moment I embraced my dreams it was as if the universe had drawn people to help us and share their stories. Our goal is to tell the stories of the people who live in America. Your support is the driving force behind our project. We could not have done this without you. We have made it this far because you shared and supported us through our social networking sites. We were able to connect with the people in this film because of the internet. Every time you share or like this project it brings us one step closer to photographing your town, people you know, possibly even you.
Become a part of our journey; ianruhter.com/ facebook.com/pages/Ian-Ruhter-Photography/159583283699 ianruhter.tumblr.com/ twitter.com/IanRuhter
Instagram username : Ian Ruhter
Eadweard Muybridge was the first person to successfully photograph a subject in fast motion in 1878.
Ian Ruhter sets out to become the only other person to accomplish this since since then, using wet plate photography.
Thanks to Skateboarder, Levi Brown and to The Deadly Syndrome for their awesome music.