Ian Ruhter's American Dream

From the guy who brought you silver and light, Ian Ruhter brings you American Dream. Not only are the unique images he creates breath taking, but the stories behind them are incredibly inspirational. I believe this is one of the truest forms of photography, from creating each one of a kind image by hand, and by looking at these portraits you feel as if you know the individual that's in the photograph. To Ian it is not about making money in photography, it is about the pursuit of happiness, and he goes about this through the camera he made and his journeys that make these images. Although the american dream may be different to each of us, it is important to understand that if you want something in life, go get it, period."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".
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Bert McLendon's picture

Get it DONE!!  Wish you all the best and success!  Such an inspiration to just go for it and risk it all. Good luck!

Dan E's picture

I am often not moved, and sometimes though something is art to someone it is hard for me to get on board.   But I thought this was great.   I believe everyone has a story, even the homeless on the street.   Sometimes they have the most amazing stories.   This person captures it.  Very impressed.

Aaron Zwaal's picture

The homeless on the street probably have an even more interesting story.
Amazing video, good to see another one with the progress from silver&light.

Lorenzo P's picture

Watching stuff like this gets me all fired up to do something amazing!!! Thanks so much for the post, truly inspirational!!!! 

Dennis Katinas's picture

Oh man, this is it, I'm shaking! This is so bizarre radical amazing. The photos are so powerful man, they show the American Dream in every aspect, including the dark edges. Keep going guys, mad respect!

micha8583's picture

 ... the Woody Guthrie of our times.
Thanks for sharing.

Michael Dixon-Brooks's picture

Very inspiring and the images have a beautiful quality about them, would love to see the van and process in person.

Sean Shimmel's picture

I'm way too late in adding to this string... but deserves many, many, many more comments