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!
Jeff Harris has taken a self-portrait everyday for the past 12 years. Now I have to admit when I first saw heard about this project I dismissed it as there are a lot of these projects going on, but when I finally got around to watching this video I was floored. The photos document his battle with cancer, the loss of use of his leg, run-ins with celebrities (where he has them take his portrait), all the incredible highs and lows of his life.
Watch the video below!
Our Remake project is finally coming to a close! Please take a look at the full gallery of submissions (here) if you haven’t already!
The only thing left to do is award someone the entire Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection courtesy of Adobe! You get to choose the winner, and anyone who votes is eligible for a little Booooooom prize pack!