1. 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;
    Instagram username : Ian Ruhter

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  2. 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.


    Instagram username : ian_ruhter




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  3. Joni Sternbach, is a photographer from Brooklyn NY, whom recently visited Byron Bay for the Art Park/ Atlantic Residency Program for 6 weeks.

    Her presence here touched our whole community through her historic wet-plate collodion process of photography.

    This is a little video to say thanks.

    For more about Joni visit:

    For more on the Artist Residency

    Music by Any Noise:

    This video was shot on a Nikon D7000:

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  4. I think as photographers we get in a rhythm of playing by rules that were written by others. I feel this applies to life as well. To live by rules that were created by others we may never find out who we really are.
    Instagram username : Ian Ruhter

    Here is a list of resources if you would like to try this on your own.

    Colodion workshops: Will Dunniway dunniway.com/
    ProFoto Lighting : profoto.com/
    lomography Camera: lomography.com/
    Wet plate Supplys: Bostick & Sullivan bostick-sullivan.com/

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  5. Watch artist Peter Tunney speak of his decades long work with the Polaroid 20x24 Camera. He was a regular practitioner in the early 2000s but had not worked on the camera for eight years until his sessions in August of 2014. Peter describes his working process of photographing models, friends and artists with the 20x24 camera and double exposing those images with collage imagery from a wide variety of sources, painting reproductions, newspaper photographs or early photographs of his own. Tunney will often collage and paint on the 20x24 image, scan it and print an enlarged version on a painting scale. He also discusses his collaboration with musician Nick Jonas and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo on a series of Polaroid 20x24 portraits.

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