21.11.12 by Jeff

“American Dream” by Ian Ruhter

American Dream by photographer Ian Ruhter
If you are going to watch one video today, this is the one. Earlier this year I posted about photographer Ian Ruhter’s incredible “Silver & Light” project (see it here). Ian built the world’s largest wet plate camera inside of a truck and now he travels around creating these insanely beautiful large scale images using silver and light. Each one costs him about $500 a pop to produce.

“American Dream” gives us a small glimpse into Ian’s travels so far, meeting people, and hearing their incredible stories as he shoots their portraits. Inspiring stuff! Watch below!

American Dream by photographer Ian Ruhter

 

American Dream by photographer Ian Ruhter

 

American Dream by photographer Ian Ruhter

 

 

To fully appreciate this, you need to watch the original film, “Silver & Light”. This one might have given you the impression that the process of producing these images is simple – it’s not!

Ian Ruhter Photography

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



  • Conb

    Don’t let money of stuff limit you, but maybe start off by buying a set of profoto lights. I thought that shot of the gear was lingering a bit too long.

  • lepetitfaon

    such beautiful work ahhhh

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.ruhter Ian Ruhter

    Jeff thank you for the support!





25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Antonio Lee

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A selection of paintings by São Paulo-based artist Antonio Lee. More images below.

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25.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Captures Rare Natural Phenomenon

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Japanese photographer and digital artist Yutaka Kagaya happened to be in the right place at the right time, capturing what looks like a rainbow-blasting airplane flying above Oshino-Mura, Yamanashi Prefecture. While the effect can be explained as a form of cloud iridescence, that’s still pretty amazing! Check out a spectacular close up shot below!

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25.05.16 by Staff

Barcelona Design Week: June 2 – 12

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We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week. We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event.

Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions.

This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd. June 6th to 8th marks the return of the Design is Future “congresstival”, which involves 3 days of 15 speakers discussing success stories and new approaches to design, specifically focused on improving people’s lives and the world around us.

More information and images from last year’s BDW below!

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25.05.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Rupert Vandervell

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A selection of photos from “Geometrix” by London-based photographer Rupert Vandervell. More images below.

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25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lindsay Stripling

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San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling diverges from her usual watercolours in this selection of oil paintings (click here for previous post). See more images below or on display at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle starting June 2nd!

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