1. American Dream

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    from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist / Added

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    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; http://www.ianruhter.com/ facebook.com/pages/Ian-Ruhter-Photography/159583283699 http://ianruhter.tumblr.com/ twitter.com/IanRuhter Instagram username : Ian Ruhter

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    • Death Do Us Part

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      from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist / Added

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      Death Do Us Part is the fear of letting go of our past in order to reach for the future. When we take this leap of faith we decide to let go of our fears. We begin free falling with nothing to hold on to. These are the rare instances that we are actually living in the moment. 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; http://www.ianruhter.com/ Instagram username : ianruhter https://twitter.com/#!/silverandlight http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Ruhter-Photography/159583283699 http://ianruhter.tumblr.com/

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      • When Dreams Collide

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        from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist / Added

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        In the process of preparing the time machine, I had no idea this would become one of the most extraordinary journeys to date. It would propel me into the future where I meet Chase Jarvis, one of the greatest photographers of all time. It would then send me back in time to meet with my old friend, Peter Line, the best snowboarder of this era. All of a sudden I found myself in the present, making a picture of Ishmael Butler from the Diggable Planets. I had travelled the way you would in a dream, taking me backward into the future. A future where you paint with silver and light. Become a part of our journey; http://www.ianruhter.com/ Instagram: ianruhter http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Ruhter-Photography/159583283699 http://ianruhter.tumblr.com/

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        • Silver & Light: A Day In Los Angeles With Ian Ruhter

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          from Laura Austin / Added

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          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

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          • Wet Plate Nude - Abigayle

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            from James Weber / Added

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            I'm shooting a series of fine art nudes using the late 1800's photography process, Wet Plate Collodion. This is a little behind the scenes look at my shoot with Abigayle. To see more of my work, please visit www.jameswebergallery.com

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            • Wet Plate for fstoppers

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              from LeClair Photo + Video / Added

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              Supplies used: The chemicals I used are in the 'Complete Wet Plate Collodion Set for 4x5' from Bostick & Sullivan http://www.bostick-sullivan.com/cart/product.php?productid=1077&cat=366&page=1 - the package comes with a guide for mixing the chemicals that makes it pretty easy. I found a old Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 camera to shoot with, but you can use pretty much any film camera you can get a plate into (see Ian Ruhter's film https://vimeo.com/55837466 where he uses a Holga) Mask: you must have a mask to protect you from breathing in the chemicals!! I bought this mask from Bostick & Sullivan and it worked great http://www.bostick-sullivan.com/cart/product.php?productid=763&cat=250&page=1 - if you try to just use a mask from your local hardware store, it won't work. As you can see in the video I tried using one of those, and had a nasty cough soon after. Gloves: I got a box of black nitrile gloves - you'll want to wear gloves and some junk clothes - if you get the silver on your skin it will leave a brown stain for a few days. Darkroom: I was lucky enough to use an actual darkroom - if you don't have access to a darkroom just make sure whatever you use is well ventilated. The chemicals have a strong odor and will stink up more than just the room you do the process in. Step 1: Clean the plate. I poured the collodion on a piece of 4x5 tin plate. There are a couple of different ways to do this but I found that pouring quite a bit in the center of the plate and then moving it to each corner works the best. Pour generously so that you completely coat the plate - if you pour to little it will leave dry spots where the photo won't appear. Collodion should be mixed about a day ahead of use in my experience. Step 2: Silver Nitrate bath. After the collodion is on, it goes into the silver nitrate bath where the plate sits for 3 minutes and becomes light sensitive. At this time the lights in the darkroom go off except for the safelights which are either red or amber and at a very low power. Wet plate collodion has a film speed (ISO) of approximately 5, so this means that it takes quite a bit of light to affect the plate. Place the plate in gently or it will actually wash away part of the collodion, resulting in blue streaks that you see on some of these photos. Step 3: Take it to the camera, shoot the photo! Put the plate in an old film holder so that it's light tight. Now you’re ready to take the image. As said before, this film has an ISO of approximately 5 - so you either need directly sunlight exposed for 5-10 seconds, or do like I did and shoot in the studio with a couple of lights at full power within 1-2 feet from your subject. Step 4: Develop. Back into the darkroom, take the plate out, and cover the plate in developer. Rock it gently back and forth for about 10-15 seconds until you start to see your image appear. If you're shooting on something dark (black aluminum or glass for example) it will show up as a negative first - if you're shooting on clear glass it will show up as positive. Then a gentle water wash until the plate washes off the developer - you'll notice it looks like the plate is waxy at first until the developer washes off. Put it into the fixer and develop for at least 5 minutes - when it's in the fixer for a few seconds you can turn on the lights again, and watch the image switch before your eyes! Step 5: Dry and Varnish. I just had a drying rack to put the plates on and let them sit for a day or so. The varnish in this kit can destroy your plates because the alcohol is to strong - it's a real bummer to get your first plate done only to see it disappear within 10 minutes. I called Bostick & Sullivan and they recommended putting 1-2 drops of water and that fixed the problem for me. I let the varnish dry over night and it was ready to go. It has a nice smell of lavender!

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              • Misha Burlatsky. Ambrotype

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                from anka_zhuravleva / Added

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                Collodion process performed by Misha Burlatsky. Camera and editing by Anka Zhuravleva Music - Aleksander Zhuravlev

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                • www.alextimmermans.com

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                  from Alex Timmermans / Added

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                  This video was made by Patrice Lesueur, a Belgian photographer and moviemaker. He accompanied me during a few recent shoots and made me this movie. I like the plain and simple look which is really me. Patrice, you did a great job. Thank you so much.

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                  • Through the Eyes of Brian Gaberman

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                    from Dusty Trayer / Added

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                    A little look into the life and work of fine art and professional skateboard photographer, Brian Gaberman.

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                    • Long Exposures, 150 years in the making

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                      from AJ Chavar / Added

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                      Wet-Plate collodion photographer Rob Gibson keeps this centuries old photographic process alive in Gettysburg, PA, taking portraits of Civil War reenactors using the same process their historic forbears were photographed by.

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