Ian Ruhter’s Silver And Light Pinhole Photo Project Is An Astonishing Contemporary Document Using A 19th Century Process
Ian Ruhter‘s ‘Silver And Light’ pinhole photography project was all about leaving behind the digital era and return to the beginnings of photography. He got bored with everything being generic, everyone having the same camera, the same style, the same easiness of image creation and reverted to the collodion process which was popular in the 1880s. As you can imagine the process is extremely labour intensive invloving the photographic material to be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed on a wet plate all within fifteen minutes.
Ruhter spent months finding the equipment he needed, turned a deliver truck into a giant pinhole camera and took off across America with a team of assistants. The results are an stonishing portrait of modern America taken through the lens of the 19th Century.
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