Ian Ruhter’s Wet Plate Photography with a Giant Van Camera

Ian Ruhter is a Los Angeles-based photographer that creates massive wet plate photographs using a giant camera van. We featured a popular short film about his work back in April, and now here’s another short behind-the-scenes look by Laura Austin. Austin followed Ruhter around for a day to see how he creates the images in his project, titled “Silver & Light“. One interesting thing we find out is that some police officers aren’t too friendly towards giant mobile cameras.

(via Doobybrain)

  • Photographer

    very good portraiture and nice title too …

    Thanks for sharing

  • Sid Ceaser

    It pleases me so so much to see more and more news and articles about people practicing hand made photo processes. Kudos to all of them for keeping the history alive.

  • Wallerus

    Someone shut that bird up, the man is talking. Great video by the way.

  • Conrad Martin

    Oh good lord I want.

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  • JustMe

    Honestly, I think the idea is nice and creative. But the execution and resulting images are pretty poor. Dude seems slightly delusional, but I give him credit for the build.

  • Pamela Broido

    Live the dream!!!!!!!!!