Ian Ruhter is a self taught photographer. He has taken a step back in time, making pictures the way they were made in the 1800’s. Inspired by the overwhelming digital movement, Ruhter decided to take a journey back to where photography began and build a camera that no one has. The combination of wet plate technology, raw materials, and making his own film, results in one-of-a-kind beautiful images.
Ian has embarked on a project: He is travelling around America in his ‘camera van’ and capturing the country’s beauty. His intentions are to connect everyone in America through the lens of his camera and social networking sites. The project is called Silver and Light, and it is a visual inspiration.