Ian Ruhter

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Ian Ruhter camera truck

 

Silver&Light 

Hand Made | Cameras | Film | Photographs

 

Photography, which for me had started as an art form, over the last several years has evolved into something less personal and true. A process that has become vapid, much less inspiring, and therefore significantly less fulfilling.

As my career progressed, with technological advances in the image‐making process I lost sight of the old way of making images. I began to lose all connection to the search for the most important component of the photographic art. The never‐ ending search for that image, absent of any words or supporting information, reveals a hidden truth. This all changed when I began working with a nineteenth century process called wet plate collodion that would take my art and my life in a new direction. This revelation in which I embrace the past and utilize the technological advances of the future allowed me to find the component that I have been searching for.  

Photography, which for me had started as an art form, over the last several years has evolved into something less personal and true. A process that has become vapid, much less inspiring, and therefore significantly less fulfilling.

As my career progressed, with technological advances in the image‐making process I lost sight of the old way of making images. I began to lose all connection to the search for the most important component of the photographic art. The never‐ ending search for that image, absent of any words or supporting information, reveals a hidden truth. This all changed when I began working with a nineteenth century process called wet plate collodion that would take my art and my life in a new direction. This revelation in which I embrace the past and utilize the technological advances of the future allowed me to find the component that I have been searching for.