03.04.12 by Jeff

Silver & Light

Silver & Light a wet plate collodion project by photographer Ian Ruhter
This is pure inspiration. Photographer Ian Ruhter took his life savings and converted a delivery truck into a giant camera. Not just any camera, one that could produce giant images with silver and light using an old photographic technique called a wet plate collodion process.

So what’s that? The collodion process was invented in the 1800s and is extremely tricky. It requires a plate to be coated in silver nitrate, and then sensitized, exposed, and developed before the plate dries (less than 15 minutes, according to Wikipedia).

Now some perspective for those of you who are shooting film and finding it a bit expensive, it costs Ian $500 to produce a single image!

Ian is currently driving his camera/darkroom/truck all over america looking for people and places to shoot. Want to be a part of it?

Watch the inspiring video below!

 

Silver & Light a wet plate collodion project by photographer Ian Ruhter

 

Levi Brown LA California. First ever skateboarding wet plate collodion.

Ian Ruhter Photography

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • GREAT!!!! Just love it!

  • As you said… Pure inspiration!!

  • Oliveira

    At the beggining seems like he’s manufacturing dugs.

    • ya it looked like an episode of Breaking Bad

  • Du_mb

    un dos tres…… SPLASSSSSSHHHHHH

  • Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Du_mb

    TOUCHING HERE, TOUCHING THERE, TOUCHING THE CORNER, TOUCHING UP, TOUCHING DOWN.
    ANOTHER SHOT….

  • vishal

    from the way they’re suited up it looks very toxic. I wonder how good it is for the environment.

    • haha ya, cant be good….

    • Santa

      Most photography is not good for any environment. Even digital, the batteries end up somewhere. The chemicals that are still used to create archived prints are toxic and if seeped into streams it destroys ecosystems.. Unfortunately, that’s the price one pays for creating/capturing something so lasting and beautiful. Even old school techniques like oil painting are horribly toxic to environment and your health. But oh well, we artists continue doing it because we love it and you love seeing it.

  • That is amazing. I’d love to see them in person, the detail must be insane.

  • Nate

    i’m glad he chose levi to photograph, such good style

  • Oneika

    I absolutely love this project. I started photography ten years ago, but took a break. I am back into & have been reading about the earlier beginnings. Thank you for bringing back a beautiful art form.

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  • jayccees feliz

    purely inspirational

  • Patricija Stepanovic

    For some reason I still find Sally Mann to be the only current master of wet plate collodion, i saw her exhibition in London two years ago and those plates are just breath taking.. So much story behind them. I feel like Ian Ruther wants to be a modern day Ansel Adams doing this whole Yosemite thing and I dont really get much from his prints, except ‘oh wow, how big they are’… Maybe I just need to find out more about him!

  • this guy is totally my hero

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  • Sarah

    so good to see someone so passionate and dedicated!

  • lepetitfaon

    going through the archives of Booooooom is so worth it to come across pieces like this, thank you Jeff! Beyond inspiring, such gorgeous work, it feels so good to see someone following their dreams

    • ya i am still inspired everytime i think about this project. someone really going after something





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Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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