Photographer turned wet-plate artist Ian Ruhter basically dropped everything and cashed in his life's savings to follow his passion, morphing his van into a massive camera and making enormous wet plate prints as he travels the country. From hand-making the silver emulsion to the financial risks of shooting at a whopping $500 a plate, this video "Silver & Light" gives an in-depth surprisingly 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.”
Check out the behind the scenes look at his process in "Silver & Light", and if you still want more, then check out Ruhter's photo blog here. Tell us what you think!